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  Running on Glass at Venus Theatre Play Shack

Running on Glass

Venus Theatre Play Shack
21 C Street Laurel

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.

Thru - Dec 9, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $40

Box Office: 202-236-4078

  Running on Glass Reviews
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DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...The six athletes were all passionate about their sports, and Randall's approach to the show is equally passionate, determined, as she says, to avoid the "erasure" of their legacy and to celebrate their power and glory. It's a celebration well worth attending."
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Bob Ashby

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"..."Running on Glass" should be a slam dunk for any young athlete this holiday season. Venus Theatre hits the mark again. "Running on Glass" is a grand slam for fans and athletes of all ages."
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Susan Brall

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...Running on Glass, now at Venus Theater, reminds us of the history of female athletes who burst through the metaphorical glass ceiling only to be forgotten throughout history. It's actually a joy seeing the mostly unknown names of women athletes listed and walk out with a better idea of their lives and struggles at the end of the show."
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Debbie Minter Jackson

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