Pride’s Crossing

By Tina Howe

September 9 – November 13, 2016

One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English Channel from England to France. At 90, Mabel recalls the events–from the momentous to the insignificant–that shaped her life, as her family and friends gather for one last glorious party. Pride’s Crossing, hailed as Best American Play by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, is a poignant and funny tale of the inevitable march of time and the value of our memories.

Pride's Crossing playbill, 2016


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 Learn about Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel

Pride’s Crossing was sponsored in part by:

Wisconsin Public Radio

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Click any image below for a slideshow. Photos by Jason Underferth.