The kids at the University School received me with great attentiveness and some particularly good questions.
The public performance at the Hedberg Public Library was especially gratifying, not just for the fact that it had a very receptive audience, but also for the message I received afterwards from a friend who was there:
"When I can watch a performance of someone that I've known for almost 20 years and not see the actor, but get lost in the character, that says a lot. And so did Mary Kababik as Cordelia Harvey today at Hedberg Public Library. Well done, Ms. Kababik. Bravo."
And thank you, Jen Borlick, for coming and for giving me such a compliment. It's easy to lose perspective on "how it went" from the inside, and actors are our own worst critics, anyway. So your words are very meaningful.
I am proud to say that I have been playing Cordelia Harvey, including helping to develop the content of the program, under the auspices of the Kenosha Civil War Museum since 2008. Inquire as to performances of Cordelia Harvey for your civic group, historical society, public library or school at bookings(at)marykababik(dot)com orblobello(at)kenosha(dot)org.