Mamie Gummer - Colonial Williamsburg Artist In Residence for "Lady Dunmore Prepares for the Ball"

Although she hails from the Big Apple, actress Mamie Gummer is soon to be one Williamsburg’s most talented residents – at least for a while! Ms. Gummer has been chosen as Colonial Williamsburg’s first ‘artist in residence’ and will be performing the role of Charlotte Dumore in “Lady Dunmore Prepares for the Ball at an open-air theatre on the grounds of the Governor’s Palace.

Ms. Gummer, 27, has been appearing in movies since she was a young child, beginning with an appearance with her mother, the legendary actress Meryl Streep, in Heartburn. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2005, she debuted in the appeared off-Broadway production Mr. Marmalade.

Ms. Gummer is a respected actress in her own right, with a list of winning performances that include:

  • An off-broadway debut in Mr. Marmalade for which she earned a Theatre World Award in the Roundabout Theatre in 2005
  • The role of Tisha in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock
  • The daughter-in-law of John and Abigail Adams in the memorable Emmy award-winning HBO miniseries John Adams

Guide to Williamsburg welcomes Ms. Gummer to Williamsburg – we look forward to her performance!

Lady Dunmore Prepares for the Ball” will be presented on Saturday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.. (Reservations are required, limited seating) The story behind the costumes for Lady Dunmore can be discovered at the Historic Area’s Costume Shop, with a brunch on Sunday where the gowns will be displayed. In addition, there will be a “Tea with Lady Dunmore” on the afternoon of May 1st.

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