Devon native Molly Clark has earned a spot at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival with her new short film The Women of Valley Forge, writes Gary Thompson for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
In the film, Clark is at Valley Forge National Historical Park, playing George Washington’s wife Martha, Abigail Adams, and Betsy Ross as they are riffing on life in colonial times – but from a women’s perspective. Clark gives voice to the women, sometimes in a Rocky balboa accent, in a way not historically recorded, as she made up all the lines.
“I just went out with a tripod and improvised the whole thing,” said Clark, a graduate of Agnes Irwin School.
In the movie, Clark’s women answer some of the important questions of the time, such as “What was it like to kiss a guy with wooden teeth?”
The movie was part of the comedienne’s senior year at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
“The biggest trouble I had was people thought I was a reenactor,” said Clark. “They kept coming up to me and wanting a picture.”
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