For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
dgilleran@georgian.edu

One-Woman Show at GCU Brings Female Role Models to Life

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 16, 2009—Experience the dreams, frustrations, struggles, and victories of Rachel Carson, the mother of the environmental movement; Louise Arner Boyd, polar explorer; Sacajawea, Native American guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition; and Bessie Coleman, the first African-American pilot. Join Georgian Court University for the one-woman show “Women: Back to the Future” on Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on the Lakewood campus. The show is presented as part of GCU’s Conversations across Time series, which celebrates our heritage with professional portrayals of those from the past whose impact is still felt today.

Actress Kate Campbell Stevenson’s show brings to life a diverse group of historical female role models with her dynamic performance. Each woman’s distinctive character springs to life through song, monologue, and movement. Participants are challenged to “reach out for a star” during the culminating song to awaken the power within themselves.

Ms. Stevenson has starred in over 30 Broadway musicals produced in regional theaters across the United States, including Camelot, Carousel, My Fair Lady, The King and I, Show Boat, and The Music Man, as well as performed in radio and TV commercials. In her one-woman show, Ms. Stevenson brings to life historical women with “can do” attitudes. She has performed at the Kennedy Center and for the Office of the President of the United States and has inspired audiences all over the nation.

Tickets are $5 per person in advance, $10 per person at the door; and free to the GCU community with ID. Reservations are required; for these or more information, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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