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The Ringmaster's Wife Mable Ringling: Life and Times

Course number : LC100   
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Behind every man, there is a woman, and behind John Ringling stood Mable. Come hear this “farm to table” story of how Mable Ringling grew up on an Ohio farm and ended up at the most beautiful table in Sarasota, in her home at Ca d’Zan. In a costumed presentation, she will share the stories, in words and in pictures, of her life and times, in the early part of the 20th century, when she was the woman behind the man who ran

“The Greatest Show on Earth.”

Kathryn Chesley: With a love for storytelling and history, this retired theater educator is a member of the Asolo Theatre Guild Play Readers, the Sarasota Area Playwrights’ Society, the Venice Historical Society, and on the board of the Historical Society of Sarasota County. Check out her website: for information on the other characters she portrays.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus

Kathryn Chesley 



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/12/2020 - 3/12/2020 Weekly - Thu 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Sarasota, OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus  Map Kathryn Chesley