For Immediate Release                      Contact:   Gail Towns              or           Tara Strickland
                                                                                   732.987.2266                          732.987.2291
                                                                                    gtowns@georgian.edu         tstrickland@georgian.edu

One-Woman Show Brings Political Women Role Models to Life at GCU

Event is Part of Women’s History Month Celebration

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 1, 2010—Celebrate Women’s History Month at Georgian Court University on Thursday, March 4, with Women: Back to the Future: Petticoats in Politics. The performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on the Lakewood campus.

“Women: Back to the Future” brings to life a diverse group of historical women role models in a dynamic one-woman show performed by actress Kate Campbell Stevenson. The audience will experience the dreams, frustrations, struggles, and victories of Abigail Adams, First Lady and early women's rights activist; Rose Crabtree, member of the 1920 All-Female Town Council of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Alice Paul, early 20th-century suffragist and cofounder of the National Women's Party; Eleanor Roosevelt, “First Lady of the World,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and coauthor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Petticoats in Politics” fills in some of the gaps in suffrage history and challenges today's women and young girls to become more active participants in the local, state, and national political process.

Tickets are $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door, and free to current GCU students with ID. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

About Kate Campbell Stevenson
Kate Campbell 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.

Additional Women’s History Month Events at GCU

  • Financial Workshop: Six Steps to Creating a Portfolio Survival Kit
    Saturday, March 6, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Farley Center Conference Room
    $39; reservations required
    Attend this session to hear from certified financial planner Kate Sweeney and Laurie Flynn, vice president of wealth management and financial planning specialist at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, on how to plan for the market’s inevitable curveballs and opportunities. You will learn six things that you can do today to keep a cool head and stay the course in preparing your financial plan.
  • Financial Workshop: What I Wish I Would Have Known…Preparing for the Unexpected
    Saturday, March 27, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Casino Ballroom
    $39; reservations required
    Attend this session to hear from certified financial planner Kate Sweeney and Laurie Flynn, vice president of wealth management and financial planning specialist at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, to hear how women, whether through the death of a spouse or divorce, can prepare for being the sole financial decision maker for the first time.
  • The Stage Door Canteen Salutes Toni Frissell
    Monday, March 29, 6:00 p.m., Little Theatre
    $5 in advance/$10 at door/Free to GCU students; reservations required
    Join Georgian Court and St. George Productions in a USO canteen during World War II for an interactive, living history performance about the fascinating life of Antoinette “Toni” Frissell, the first woman war photographer and the first woman on staff at Sports Illustrated.

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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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