Women in History
Ruth Pangrace as Harriet
Ms. Pangrace has a BA in art education and a M. Ed in gifted education from Cleveland State University. She teaches art, social studies, and gifted/talented classes in a suburban parochial school. Married with three grown children. Ruth is active in St. Paul Lutheran church’s drama ministry and enjoys painting and sailing.
Memorable Women in History Moments
“My most memorable moment was my first performance, an ensemble presentation with four characters each telling her story in turn, except that my cue line was accidentally dropped and the performance ended before I actually shared my dramatization. I wasn’t sure what I should do. After an awkward, frozen moment, the actress playing Bessie Coleman finally stood up, strode across the stage right up to me and asked, “So what is your story?” I knew from that moment on that even though there could be rough spots, this was a group of women that would be there to help each other in any circumstances.”
Other memorable moments occurred while answering children’s questions as Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. “How long was that book? Did her kids have to read it? Is that your real hair? What is under that skirt that makes your behind look so big?”
Pangrace portrays Louise Nevelson.
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