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Mimi Kennedy will be performing at the Everson on Oct. 3. Kennedy has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in several movie and TV shows, including “Dharma and Greg,” “Erin Brockovich” and, most recently, “Midnight in Paris.”

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‘Finding Matilda’

Actress Mimi Kennedy to perform play about women’s rights visionary Matilda Joslyn Gage

Mimi Kennedy hasn’t always been passionate about history. In fact, until the mid-1990s, she even disliked it. The actress, author and activist was doing research for a fictional story when she called Sally Roesch Wagner, the executive director at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, with a question. When Wagner told Kennedy about who Gage was and her role as an American suffragist and abolitionist, Kennedy said that a lightbulb turned on inside of her head.

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