Invasion of Privacy Preview Party

Meet director Judith Chapman and the cast of the award-winning play Invasion of Privacy on Friday, June 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Matheson History Museum in conjunction with the new Florida’s Global Kitchen exhibit, which features original artifacts from the home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

The evening includes a silent auction of items including framed prints of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Cross Creek home. Cross Creek-themed dishes will be featured, including pound cake made with blueberries picked fresh that day at South Moon Farms and wine donated by Island Grove Wine Company.

Tickets are $35 per person. can be purchased at the door or by mailing a $35 check to: Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., P.O. Box 337, Micanopy, FL 32667. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, a nonprofit organization that sponsors projects and events at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.

Invasion of Privacy will be performed at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall on June 18, 19 and 20 and is the first time the play will be performed in Gainesville. Invasion of Privacy focuses on the 1946 lawsuit Zelma Cason filed against Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The trial took place in the old Alachua County Courthouse. This was the first time that a right of privacy case in Florida had been brought against an author, and featured one of Florida’s first female lawyers, Kate Walton. Rawlings was represented by Sigsbee Scruggs.

For more information on the preview party, contact Peggy Macdonald at executivedirector@mathesonmuseum.org.