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Spotlight: The Ladies of History

The Ladies of History Historical Productions is a labor of love, according to owner and founder Alisa Dupuy.  She began the business in 2006, borne out of a love for history, acting and costuming. Initially a business geared towards tearooms, Dupuy began to attract clients from all walks of life. 

The Ladies of History Historical Productions now performs at venues all over PA, NJ, MD, and DE, from libraries, schools and historical societies to social clubs, private parties, and fundraising events.

Dupuy is a recently retired teacher from Princeton Public Schools where she taught French for over 26 years.  She lives in Bucks County and is thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue more avenues with The Ladies of History Historical Productions. She offers close to 40 different shows and does first-person portrayals of over two dozen real women, including Queen Victoria, Clara Barton, Martha Washington, Catherine the Great of Russia, and WWII spymistress Vera Atkins. 

Dupuy focuses on bringing her characters to life, allowing participants to feel “they really got to know the woman behind the portrait”, as she says.  Dupuy realizes that so many women of all creeds were virtually left out of the historical narrative and seeks to bring these women to the forefront, illustrating their private lives as well as their contributions to society. 

When asked about her favorite show, she says, “When I bring a tear to someone’s eye, or when someone tells me I had them fully believing that I actually WAS the person I am portraying, that is the best show.”

Alisa Dupuy will be performing several different women in March, always a busy month thanks to it being Women’s History Month, with the most popular being suffragist and author of the Equal Rights Amendment, Alice Paul. Dupuy offers in-person shows as well as virtual presentations if necessary.

Her list of shows, testimonials and pictures, as well as a special link for schools, can be found on her website, www.theladiesofhistory.com.

For more information, call 215-778-9860 or email alisadupuy@gmail.com.

PHOTO CAP: Alisa Dupuy as Queen Victoria circa 1860.

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