WOMEN IN HISTORY - ACTRESS PROFILE - RUTH PANGRACE
Ruth Pangrace joined Women In History in 1998 and portrays twelve notable American women. "Women in History gives me an opportunity to discover women's stories that often are buried in our nation's past. Sharing these stories with audiences of all ages is an exhilarating experience. “
Ruth taught pre-school to grad school students for 30 years. She is now a retired Lakewood language arts and social studies teacher who also dabbled in community theater. Currently, she volunteers at The Hope Center for Refugees, working with newcomers who have a rich history of their own. Ruth lives in Rocky River Ohio, has three grown children and three granddaughters, hopefully future Women in History.
Memorable Women In History Moments
Some of my most memorable moments have been during performances for young children. It is a wondrous experience to realize that they truly believe that these women in period costumes have stepped out of time to share their stories. Their questions are heartfelt:
“Weren’t you ever afraid?” “Why were people so mean back then?”
And some questions are humorous.
“Why do you have a dead squirrel around your neck?” “Is that your real hair?” “Why did the ladies wear those huge dresses that made their butts look so big?”
We love what we do!
Figures Portrayed By Ruth Pangrace