RUNNING ON GLASS

by Cindy Cooper

JUNE 10 8 pm READING NYC--------------- EGO ACTUS THEATER

Join us!

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.

Questions?

cyn@cyncooperwriter.net /www.cyncooperwriter.net

Cast doing a read-thru!