DYNAMO FROM DALLAS by Michael Michaelian
Sunday March 30, 2008 @ 6:30 PM
Featuring Babs George
^^^^^^^NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION^^^^^^^^
The Austin Center for Religious Science
4701 Westgate Blvd, Ste A-103
Austin, TX 78745
The Center is located across the street from the Westgate Theaters in the white stone office buildings (Westgate Professional Center) around the corner from Central Market South in South Austin.
Detailed directions and map available on the website: www.austincrs.net.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Dynamo From Dallas is a one woman play celebrating the life of Judge Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas, Texas. Hers is the story of a woman who was underestimated by everyone but herself. Yet the list of her major accomplishments is a staggering series of firsts: the first woman state judge in the South (at a time women weren’t allowed to serve on juries) – 1935, at age 38; the first woman to be placed in nomination for Vice-President -1952; the first woman appointed a Federal District Court judge -1961; the first woman to swear in a President of the United States, Lyndon Johnson -1963. She won her against-the-odds victories by the strength and determination of her personality, on the merits of her skills and professionalism, and by her fearlessness. The reading features Babs George as Judge Hughes.
ABOUT MICHAEL MICHAELIAN:
Michael Michaelian has been a screenwriter and playwright for 35 years. His career began with multiple episodes of “Kung Fu” in 1973 and continued with hour episodes of such TV series as “Barnaby Jones”, “Hawaii 5-0”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Fantasy Island”, “Dukes of Hazzard”, and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, just to name a few. He also wrote and co-produced the miniseries, “Roughnecks”, which starred Harry Morgan and Vera Miles; adapted Paul Gallico’s “Miracle in the Wilderness” for TNT, which starred Kris Kristofferson and Kim Cattrall; and wrote “The Black Fox” for CBS, which starred Christopher Reeve. As a playwright, his adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s “A Single Man” opened at the Greenwich Theatre in London in June of 1990 and starred Alec McCowen. His comedy “Fertility Rights” was produced by the Arizona Theatre Company in both Tucson and Phoenix in 1993. “Dynamo from Dallas” is his third full length play.