EXTENDED through October 18!
All remaining performances are sold-out. Names will be taken for a Wait List starting one hour prior to show time. To get on the Wait List you must come to the theatre in person.

The creative team that brought you Love Is A Dream House In Lorin returns with another play about our local community.  Playwright Marcus Gardley and composer Molly Holm are creating a musical play that explores the lives of the women who worked in the Richmond Shipyards during World War II - who became collectively known as Rosie the Riveter.

"I hope to give voice to the untold stories of my grandparents and the many people who worked in the Richmond shipyards 60 years ago. It is not only a story that is aching to be told but it is one that depicts and celebrates a vital turning point in Bay Area History."

The real women and their stories are as transcendent and powerful as the famous icon of Rosie the Riveter herself.

Find out what Betty Reid Soskin has to say about this production!
Betty Reid Soskin is a National Park Ranger, Richmond resident and leading lady in historical knowledge of the Shipyards and their labor force in the 1940s.

This World in a Woman's Hands runs 1 hour 50 minutes, including a ten-minute intermission.

For Your Calendar

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Shotgun Players presents
This World in a
Woman's Hands

written by Marcus Gardley
directed by Aaron Davidman
original music and vocal score by Molly Holm

September 10 - October 18
Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Find out more and get tix

September 10

September 10 - October 18
Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM
Sunday at 5PM

Ashby Stage, Berkeley


To make group reservations, please call our Box Office Manager:
510/841-6500 x 303

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The commission and production of this world premiere is made possible by The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Emerging Playwrights 2006 initiative.

This project also generously supported by: The James Irvine Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Tournesol Project


1901 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703