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Contact:  Ellouise Schoettler  301-367-9323

THE HELLO GIRLS:  A Surprising WWI Story

Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler presents a One-Woman show
            as part of the 10th Annual Capital Fringe Festival  July 10-26, 2015

In 1918 war-torn France they answered calls from the Front with a familiar “Hello” so the US troops dubbed them – The Hello Girls.

“These gutsy women stepped up to serve their country at war and their story captures your heart,” says storyteller Ellouise Schoettler.

American women telephone operators, answering our country’s call to service in France during WWI, were key in winning Allied victories, only to return home unacknowledged and nearly forgotten … until now. This summer, at Cap Fringe 2014, you can meet them through their stories.

FIVE PERFORMANCES:    Brookland Artspace Lofts Studio
                                                  3305 8th Street NE  Washington, DC 20004

                           Friday,              July 10,  6:15 p.m.
                           Sunday,             July 12,  3:30 p.m.
                           Saturday,          July 18,  5:45 p.m.
                           Tuesday,            July 21,  6;15 p.m.
                           Sunday,             July 26,  12:15 p.m.
        Air-Conditioned Venue    Handicapped Access    Limited Seating
For Tickets & Passes:  capitalfringe.org or by calling 866-811-4111

About The Show:
The Hello Girls is the story of the “plucky” telephone operators who served with the US Army Signal Corps in France during WWI.  Using portable switchboards these American women worked near the battlefields and played a key role in wining Allied victories.  But, their story did not end with the war. Like many veterans today, they faced another battle on the “home front.”
 For more:  TheHelloGirls.net

Ellouise Schoettler is a Cap Fringe 5 Star performer returning for her 6th year. “When I learned about the Hello Girls I knew it was a story I had to tell.  Its not typical Fringe fare but my programs are usually the hidden gem every year. Audiences are consistently surprised by the power of storytelling.”

79-year-old professional storyteller Ellouise Schoettler is known for telling stories with heart and humor as well as for her support of women’s issues.
Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, she performs nationwide and is featured on 2 MMCTV local cable shows.  She was a speaker for the 2013 TEDx Bethesda Women Special.  In September 2015 she will be an invited week-long Storyteller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Theater in Jonesborough, TN. For more on her:  ellouiseschoettler.com

1 comment:

WomenRock said...

Totally psyched to see your new show, Ellouise! Just shared your press release on the Chevy Chase Listserv.

Here's a thought: Add a "Link to Press Release" on all of your electronic promotions, so if folks can't post the flyer, or want to know more about the show, they will have a great description to share!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!