As you can imagine, last night was a very emotional evening. The most frequent comment I heard last night was ‘it made me cry’.
The thing that was most striking was the ‘time machine’ that the staff at Plimoth set up so that visitors could move into a room with little modern trappings and see Faith move around in candle light. This had been my wish for years – to see how the low evening lighting of the time would reflect off a moving piece of costume apparently embellished for that effect. Describing it is hard. I will try to figure out how to put video up here by Monday at the latest (you can imagine that we are all a little exhausted as well!). But the effect was WELL WORTH the effort building the scene. I have to give all the credit to the staff at Plimoth Plantation for taking such care and trouble making an evening that so many of us will remember for the rest of our lives.
Here you can see Elizabeth as Faith last night.