3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
People who Changed Dallas, Theatrically Speaking.
Speaker: Rose-Mary Rumbley, Author and Historian
“To enter a theatre for a performance is to be inducted into a magical space, to be ushered into the sacred arena of the imagination.” Simon Callow, Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
The theatre of Dallas owes much to those who gave of themselves so that our city can experience the wonder of the theatre. Those such as: Mrs. Pearl Wallace Chapell, elocutionist, whom was the driving force behind Shakespeare in the Park. Mrs. Ermance Rejebian for her devotion to the great book clubs of Dallas, Margo Jones for making Dallas a ‘theatre’ city. Neil Fletcher, who not only invented the corny dog, but also had the first theatre of Dallas inside a tent; and Hyman Sharninsky for the band for the Starlight Operettas.