Amelia Earhart to be portrayed 2013.02.06

Written by David Green.

Cleveland actor Carol Starre-Kmiecik brings to life an array of famous women including Clara Barton, Clare Booth Luce, Molly Brown and Mother Elizabeth Seton. She will bring her one-woman show to Fayette Feb. 23 when she portrays aviator Amelia Earhart.

Starre-Kmiecik's visits marks the fifth program of the Fayette Arts Council's 2012-13 series, "Passport to Entertainment." The performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs Rorick Gallery at the Opera House.

The one-person format gave Starre-Kmiecik a way to combine her performing career with motherhood. At the same time, it allowed her to indulge in her passion for history and the accomplishments of women.

She once explained in an interview that it's difficult to make time for rehearsals when she has children, and since the opportunities to make a living in theatre in Cleveland are limited, she came upon the one-woman show as the perfect solution. She has performed for more than 35 years.

Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author, and the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records and wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences.

Earhart was also a member of the National Women’s Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. 

The remarkable pioneer disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island on July 2, 1937. Her life story has been told many times and the public remains fascinated with her life, career and disappearance.

Season passes and general admission tickets will be available at the door or may be reserved by calling 419/237-3111 and leaving a request for tickets.

As always, a reception will follow the show.

COFFEEHOUSE—The next Bean Creek Coffeehouse is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Opera House. The event provides a microphone for any local performer to spend a few minutes on the stage. Singers, musicians, poets, etc., are invited to join in.

Soup, coffee and other treats will be available.

If interested in performing, call Rebecca Lovelass at 419/237-3091.

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