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October 18, 2018

First Lady of the Revolution

When:
February 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-02-18T14:00:00-05:00
2018-02-18T16:00:00-05:00
Cost:
$10 Adults & $5 Students
Contact:
The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000
First Lady of the Revolution

“He said Life with me will be very difficult, but it will never be boring.”

While visiting an aunt and uncle in the exotic countryside of Costa Rica, a young Southern belle from Alabama accepted a ride on the back of a motorcycle belonging to a local charismatic farmer – a ride that would propel her down narrow mountain roads and into history.

First Lady of the Revolution is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage José ‘Don Pepe’ Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile, political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms.

First Lady of the Revolution is not only a depiction of the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity; it’s also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped the confines of a traditional, sheltered existence to expand her horizons into a new world, and life a life she never imagine.

To purchase tickets, call 606-677-6000. Tickets not available online.