Marie PantalonThe lady was a miner ~ and she wore pants!In the carnival climate of the 1849 California Gold Rush, just about anything was acceptable ~ anything but a lady wearing pants. That was illegal!
Photo by Kathy Gaudry
Susan G. Butruille, author of the Women’s Voices Series, brings to life a character from her latest book!
“Ce n’est plus Susan qui parle mais Marie: (It is no longer Susan who speaks but Marie.).”
See the performance acclaimed in Haute Savoie, France, home of the woman who became know to California miners as Marie Pantalon!
Claim for yourself the courage and grit of one woman who faced down the odds and followed her dream!
Marie Pantalon: The Lady Wore Pants! is a 45-minute dramatic interpretation based on an historical character from the author’s book, Women’s Voices from the Mother Lode: Tales from the California Gold Rush (Tamarack Books, Boise, ID, 1998). Susan’s costumed performance gives audiences lively entertainment that is both timely and historical. Susan travelled first to California to perform her one gal show for those who cherish the history of the Gold Rush era. There she met Monique Fillion
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“Will the REAL MARIE please stand up!”
- “A complete WOW! of a success! Everyone adored it! It actually felt as though Marie Pantalon was in the room with us.” -- American Pen Women, Berkeley
- “Susan’s performance was so realistic you didn’t know where Marie started and Susan came back. Susan’s trip to France apparently ‘fine tuned’ Marie to perfection. Bravo!” -- Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
- “Cool! An awesome lady! Yeah!” -- Students, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
- “Susan Butruille first introduces you to Marie Suize and then she presents the personified ghost of Marie ‘Pantalon’ in a ‘must-see’ one-woman show! Excellent exhibition of how far women have come in the last 150 years.” -- Bridget E. Smith, Historical Gazette
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