Running on Glass at Venus Theatre, Nov 15-Dec 9
Running on Glass
By Cynthia Cooper
September 20 – October 14, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.
Location: Venus Theatre.
A sports scholar entices her friend, a designer and running buddy, to help envision a pop-up museum about women in sports. Six characters from sports history come alive, along with the challenges and successes of diverse people in any field of endeavor. Told in monologues by the two performers, the stories include Althea Gibson, first person to break the color barrier in tennis; Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel; Wilma Rudolph, an African-American Olympic runner who overcame childhood polio; Gretel Bergmann, a Jewish-German athlete used by the Nazis for propaganda; Babe Didrikson, one of the best all-round athletes of any gender, and Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson, a professional pitcher in the Negro Leagues. For ages 8 and up.
Tickets are $40 General Admission, $20 for Friend of Venus, $15 for Student or Senior. Buy tickets here. Venus is selling “Friend of Venus” Membership cards. The cost is $5 and the card allows for ½ price tickets through 2018 and specials and discounts at local Laurel businesses. More information will be available on venustheatre.org