SHE DID ALL THAT
Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives
SHE DID ALL THAT - Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives, a documentary play by Lisa Rafferty which offers insight into an extraordinary First Lady who broke down societal taboos and empowered women throughout the United States, bringing breast cancer and addiction to the forefront of American conversation.
The production, which premiered at Boston Playwrights' Theatre in July 2018, shines a light on the Betty Ford story using her own voice, voices from her family and friends, White House news accounts, and letters from her critics and admirers.
Twelve actors will play over 30 roles, including the President, First Lady, the Ford children, Maria von Trapp, President Clinton, Mary Tyler Moore, Steven Tyler, Elizabeth Taylor, Stevie Nicks and others.
The show starred celebrated actress Paula Plum in the title role, and prolific actor Richard Snee, Ms. Plum’s husband, playing President Gerald R. Ford. An all-female production team was assembled by director and producer Lisa Rafferty, in honor of the pioneering and feminist spirit of Betty Ford.
Robin Abrahams Tom Grennon
Erin Eva Butcher Evelyn Holley
Srin Chakravorty Amie Lytle
David Daly Paula Plum
Kennedy Elsey Jared Reinfeldt
Gabriel Graetz Richard Snee
Patricia Altomare, Associate Producer
Allison Davis, Stage Manager
Jane Humphrey, Box Office and House Manager
Maggie Kearnan, Set Designer
Daisy Long, Lighting Designer
Brianna Plummer, Costume Designer
Lisa Rafferty, Producer, Director, Playwright
Sarah Smith, Graphic Design
Kim Waller, Associate Producer
Rafferty's latest documentary play is an enlightening tribute to one of the giants on the list of First Ladies who was born a century ago.
The cast of SHE DID ALL THAT at Boston Playwrights Theatre, July 2018.
The show was fabulous. The cast did a wonderful job!
The show grabbed our attention from the first second.
I had no idea that Betty Ford was such a feminist and progressive thinker.
Photos by Maggie Hall of Nile Scott Studios, and cast photo by Lisa Rafferty.
A glowing tribute to Betty Ford!
SHE DID ALL THAT - Grand Rapids, Michigan - April 2022
For more information, visit the website of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.