by Beth Gordon
The Performing Arts Council enthusiastically welcomes Mary Ann Jung, as Dr. Sally Ride, to the Encore Theater on Friday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became America’s first female astronaut and its youngest on the Challenger space shuttle mission. Ride spent more than 343 hours in space on two separate missions. Would you like to know what it was like to be the first American woman in space?
Jung will inform and entertain you with Ride’s unique and challenging adventures. The audience will also learn how the astronauts modified the space shuttle and how they lived without gravity.
“Her show includes interacting with the audience, making them part of the action. Her performances are a delight to watch – and make history come alive right before your eyes,” said Lisa Bacon of the National Air & Space Museum.
Jung makes history resonate with her portrayals of fascinating women. Her prior Riderwood performances have included Clara Barton, Rosie the Riveter, and Rosalie of Riversdale.
Tickets ($5) will be sold in all dining room lobbies on Monday and Tuesday, July 17 and 18, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Remaining tickets can be purchased in the Lakeside Commons lobby at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the performance. Buy them early for best seating.