She is King

Thu. Jun 6, 2013 at 7:30pm CDT
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She is King

She is King

Created and performed by Laryssa Husiak
Directed by Katherine Brook
Scenic & Lighting design by Josh Smith
Sound Design by Chris Giarmo
With performances by with Louisa Bradshaw & Joshua Gelb

Thursday-Saturday June 6-8th at 7:30pm. Matinee on Saturday at 2pm.

Direct from New York City’s downtown theater scene, Laryssa Husiak brings her unique artistic vision to the Des Moines Social Club with a new project capturing the essence of tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King in the premiere of She Is King.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary tennis match, “The Battle of the Sexes,” in which Billie Jean King beat self-proclaimed “male chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs. The event drew 50 million television viewers in the United States and became a worldwide spectacle.

She is King begins with an interview with King shortly after her victory. The first question posed by the male interviewer is, “Are you an angry woman?” With a knowing smile, King tracks her journey to world championship in the context of women’s liberation.

She is King captures the legend’s big personality and subtle maneuvers during the following decade, as King manages the pressure of her success and of being a woman in a field long dominated by men. The use of interactive media magnifies the life of King as a public and private figure and examines the impact of media on gender, sexuality and celebrity.

She is King presents a fascinating portrait of a woman who is a champion not only in tennis, but of a generation.

Contact: Laryssa Husiak
Phone: (646)498-7345
Email: [email protected]
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Des Moines Social Club 900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309