A partially imagined play based on the real life of Susan Wiley Walker, Maryville College Benefactor.

60 minutes – 4m, 7w, various ethnicities

A few weeks before the Bicentennial celebration of Maryville College an earnest young archivist races against the clock to find facts about Susan Wiley Walker, a generous benefactor in the 1930s and 40s, but virtually unknown today. Suddenly the benevolent ghost of Mrs. Walker magically appears and conjures scenes with historical figures who emerge from the dusty files to enact their stories and teach important lessons about life, connection, and the preservation of our precious past.

Production History: To Know You was given a world-wide debut performance at The Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College in Maryville, TN, on November 1st and 2nd, 2019, as a featured part of the Bicentennial Celebration.