Martha Pichey has wanted to tell the lively tales of women at sea ever since her first visits to the New Bedford Whaling Museum as a child.
This weekend, she will.
The playwright will give a multi-media presentation about three brave women who defied convention — Lizzie Edwards, a whaling captain’s wife from Sag Harbor; Emma Armstrong, a young navigator who saved her father’s ship from disaster; and George Leonard, who harbored a secret that took months for fellow whalers to uncover — on Friday, June 15, at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum.
The evening will begin with actors reading an excerpt from her new play, “Drowning on Dry Land,” set in New Bedford in 1871. Her first play, “Ashes & Ink,” was presented at the John Drew Theater Lab in East Hampton, and will be produced by women’s theater company Nora’s Playhouse in 2019.
The presentation will start at 6 p.m. at the museum, located at 200 Main Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, please call (631) 725-0770 or visit sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.