On Sunday, March 14, 2010, R-MC will host a special presentation of “The Mammalogues,”
starring Virginia native Gene Glave. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Blackwell
Auditorium, R-MC Center for Performing Arts. Tickets for the event cost $10 each
(free to R-MC students with valid ID). Call 804-752-7318 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets or more information.
Diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, Glave used her writing and acting
skills, which she discovered while living in Ashland, to create this one-woman show.
The show has been extremely well-received by audiences. In 2008 Glave was also named
Health Care Hero by the Charleston Regional Business Journal for bringing awareness
to breast cancer.
Glave is currently a registered nurse and pediatric services manager for Roper Saint
Francis Healthcare in Charleston, South Carolina. While living in Ashland, she was
active with the Ashland Junior Woman’s Club’s effort to bring live theatre to children.
She wrote Buttercups and Dandelions, one of the Huckleberry Players shows, which
was filmed and then distributed nationwide. In Charleston, Glave graduated to performing
in theatre for all ages, acting in such diverse roles as Ouiser in Steel Magnolias
and a cancer patient in Collected Stories.
Glave has performed “The Mammalogues” at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South
Carolina and has upcoming appearances slated for Amelia Island, Florida and Nashville,
Tennessee. She is active with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, heading the Advocacy
Alliance committee for the lowcountry affiliate in South Carolina. She is also an
elder at her church, Sunrise Presbyterian on Sullivans Island.
This inspirational and entertaining event is presented in conjunction with Women’s
History Month and is sponsored by the Office of Student Life. Ashland residents
Betty Carol Stevenson and Shearer Luck, along with R-MC Director of Student Life
Shalise Bates-Pratt, helped coordinate this event.