Actress Susannah Melone returns to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association, in a reading of her first play, "Gilding the Lily," at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

A Victorian tea will follow the performance.

"Gilding the Lily" re-imagines the scandalous life of Gilded Age celebrity Lillie Langtry and her struggles replicating Shakespeare’s Rosalind.

Admission for the reading and Victorian tea is $18 for advance reservations and $23 day of the event.

Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Call Ventfort Hall at (413) 637-3206.

The mansion is located at 104 Walker St.