While she may not be famous in the usual sense, Ruth Elodie King is a part of the history of the Festival, with a career spanning 38 years. She first began as a volunteer in Costumes in 1940, and eventually worked in almost every area of the Festival. In 1978 she made her stage debut as ‘Nanny’ in our production of “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” in the Black Swan Theatre.
Review of Ms. Kings' performance.
She also made a set of dolls that were used by the Tudor Guild as decoration and advertising in their shop. Ms. King was also a member of the Fortnightly Study Club (later called the Ashland Study Club, and founded by Alice Applegate Peil) here in Ashland. Ruth passed away in 1983.
Year, Production, Role
1978, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Nanny