New England Biography Series, Seminar, In Person Event

Clover: A New Play (Staged Play Reading)

Laura Rocklyn, Playwright and Actor
Ty Hallmark, Playwright and Director
Natalie Dykstra, Hope College

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:00PM - 5:00PM

This is an in-person event with a reception to follow.

Three-quarters view of woman's face. She is wearing a hat with flowers.Clover is a full-length play by Laura Rocklyn and Ty Hallmark exploring the life of Clover Adams, wife of Henry Adams and pioneer female photographer. Upon arriving in Gilded Age Washington, D.C., Clover immerses herself in the political and social scene, but then, the death of her beloved father and possible trouble in her marriage subject her to darker forces that run in her family line.

Natalie Dykstra’s 2012 biography Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life inspired and guided the playwrights' work. Dykstra will participate in a conversation with the creators and audience following the performance.



If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail Cassie Cloutier at If space becomes available, we will contact the names on the list on Friday, March 17.


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In-Person Event

This event will not be recorded. 

The in-person event will begin at 2:00 PM with a reception to follow. 

Masks are optional for this event.