Opening November 15, 2018

Running on Glass by Cynthia Cooper

November 15 - December 9, 2018


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.

Venus Theatre has a knack for finding new scripts that make you ache and ruminate all at once—appealing at once to emotion and intellect, deeply, endlessly.

Too Perfect for Words.
- Kelly McCorkendale, DC Theatre Scene
Legitimate Off-Off Broadway
— Washington Post



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Photo by: Adam Lowe

Photo by: Adam Lowe

Photo by: Adam Lowe


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