JUNE 10 8 pm READING NYC--------------- EGO ACTUS THEATER
A New Reading of RUNNING ON GLASS
Directed by Joan Kane
With: Deirdre Brennan, Oneke Cummings, Alinca Hamilton, Debra Khan-Bey, Jane Kotlyar, Olivia Scott, Valerie Teranova, Joan Valentine, and Brittney Venable.
At Torn Page (former home of Rip Torn-Geraldine Page) 435 West 22 St, NYC
Free! But Limited Seating! Reservations needed! To reserve, text name and number of seats to (646) 246-4131
Monday, June 10 at 8 pm (do not arrive before 7:30 pm)
Part of "Off the Page" by Ego Actus
Running On Glass ... the stories
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 they face, including:
-Gertrude Ederle, known as “America’s sweetheart,” swims the English Channel with such speed that she beats the records of the men before her by five hours.
-Althea Gibson rises from a rugged childhood to become the first African-American star in world-class tennis.
-Gretel Bergmann crashes derogatory notions of athleticism as a Jewish-German track medalist preparing to compete in the 1936 “Nazi” Olympics.
-Wilma Rudolph, once advised by doctors that she would never walk, instead becomes the fastest woman sprinter in international competition.
-Mamie (Peanut) Johnson takes to the mound in professional baseball as a winning pitcher in the all-male Negro Leagues after being turned down by women’s teams.
-Babe Didrikson, an all-around athlete of towering confidence and unmatched ability, earns four track and field world titles in one day and later captivates the golf world.
Cast doing a read-thru!