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One-woman play (held) in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Title IX
Bethlehem, Pa., March 2, 2007—Jane Curry will present her one-woman play, Nice Girls Don’t Sweat, at Moravian College on Monday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, located in the Haupert Union Building. Curry portrays Sammy Kay Knight, English teacher and veteran of the All American Red Heads professional basketball team, who tells stories about women's experiences with athletics over time. With a sense of history and humor, Sammy Kay's verbal meanderings engage the enduring themes of physical capacities, propriety, and femininity
Curry’s performance at Moravian is sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and student group “In a Different Voice,” in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that governs the overall equity of treatment and opportunity in athletics for both men and women. Title IX reads, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance.”
Curry is an author, storyteller, performer, and academic who has performed her one-woman productions in forty-seven states, Israel and Japan, and has written scripts for five solo shows: Samantha “Rastles” the Woman Question; Just Say Know: Educating Females for the 21st Century; Nice Girls Don’t Sweat; Miz Wizard’s Science Secrets; and Sisters of the Quill and Skillet. The shows are written and performed with a sense of history and humor, and address themes of women’s history and gender equality.
Curry received her B.A. in English from Hanover College, and earned her Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan. She taught high school English at Waterford High School, Conn.; and English and American Studies at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. She also was a cruise director aboard the steamboat DELTA QUEEN, and authored The River’s In My Blood: Riverboat Pilots Tell Their Stories.
Admission to the show is free, and the public is welcome. The Haupert Union Building is located at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets. For more information, call 610 861-1491.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.