Hometown Heroes: 75 Years of Extraordinary Women

Michelle Cardoso of alight dance theater performs in the Museum house. Photograph by Eric Zhang

 UPDATE:  The last Hometown Heroes shows are this Sunday, July 22. There are tickets remaining for the 1:30pm and 2pm shows only!  Please reserve by Friday, 5pm by calling 301-507-6582 or emailing museum@greenbeltmd.gov, thanks! The Greenbelt Museum is pleased to partner with alight dance theater this spring to co-produce Hometown Heroes: 75 Years of Extraordinary Greenbelt Women. This series of site specific interactive dance performances take place in and around the Museum’s historic house at 10B Crescent Road, and celebrate the stories of the women who have made Greenbelt such a dynamic and inspiring place to live since 1937. Using oral histories, period props and costumes, the performances explore the experiences of the women who lived in Greenbelt as young mothers and “homemakers” in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s to the present day. To accommodate these performances, the Museum will be open for regular Sunday tours beginning at 3:30pm on July 22.

Audience members are led through the historic home by the dancers of alight dance theater. The previous performances were completely sold out so reserve tickets soon (by 5pm Friday, July 20) for the remaining Sunday date: July  22, at 1:30pm and 2pm. Because of the small size of the house, each performance tour can only accommodate 6-8 people, so reserving your tickets ahead of time is strongly recommended.  You can also purchase tickets on Sundays at the Museum House, 10B Crescent Road. Or you can reserve tickets by contacting Megan Searing Young, Director of the Greenbelt Museum at museum@greenbeltmd.gov or (301) 507-6582 by July 20, 5pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, the day of the performance depending on availability. Tickets are $3 for general admission, $1 for seniors and free for Museum members. For more information about alight dance theater, visit the alight website, find them on Facebook, or read about the project on kickstarter.org

For a description of the dance performances and more photographs, visit Eric Zhang’s excellent blog about Greenbelt celebrating its 75th year.

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