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Victoria Woodhull arrives Off-Broadway!

Updated: Oct 6, 2018


-- The First Woman to Run for President of the United States… 146 Years Ago… Returns! --

New York City, Sept 6th, 2018. The Terrible Legend of Victoria Woodhull, a new solo show on the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872, will receive it’s New York Premiere at the 9th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival. The one woman show will perform on Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, Thursday, October 4th at 9:00pm.

Many terrible tales have been told about Victoria C. Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872. A well-meaning Los Angeles actress (Ashley Ford) will summon the spirit of Victoria in a seance to tell her tale from beyond the grave, in the light of today’s #metoo movement and set the record straight.

The play follows her rise from poverty to riches, as a traveling Clairvoyant who became the first female stockbroker on Wall Street, the first woman to formally address Congress, running her own progressive NY newspaper, her ultimate betrayal and demise. The Terrible Legend of Victoria Woodhull received it’s West Coast premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival presented by The Owl & the Pussycat Theatre Co, directed by Karen Louisa Linton.

United Solo™ is the world’s largest solo theatre festival staged at Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City’s theatre district on 42nd Street. All tickets are $45 (plus a $2.25 theatre restoration charge), available in-person at the Theatre Row Box office, 410 W 42nd St New York, through Telecharge online at or by phone at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation over the phone be sure to provide the FESTIVAL NAME (United Solo), the THEATRE NAME (Theatre Row - Studio Theatre) and the specific DAY and TIME of the SHOW you would like to see (Thursday, Oct 4th @ 9:00pm) or select “Buy Tickets” at:

There are limited tickets remaining for this one night performance - audiences are encouraged to buy tix in advance!

Written by Theo Salter; Directed by Karen Louisa Linton; Performed by Ashley Ford

“Ashley Ford does an exemplary job in portraying Woodhull with pride and confidence.”

“...exciting, fresh and ready to be devoured like a delicious full course meal...”

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