Untold Stories – Celebrating Women Important to Cleveland’s History


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Table Reservations Required
  • Free Entry

Robin Pease, Ruth Pangrace, Anne McEvoy, & Lynna Metrisin



Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $25
  • This week’s menu
    • Broccoli Cheddar Soup
    • Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Rice Pilaf & Vegetables
    • Chocolate Cream Puff


Story topic this week…

Untold Stories – Celebrating Women Important to Cleveland’s History
Women In History brings the past to life. Four local actresses will portray famous women from Cleveland’s history, and share their personal experiences.

Sara Lucy Bagby was one of the last fugitives to be surrendered by the North and returned to the South under the provisions of the Fugitive Slave Act, and it happened right here in Cleveland, Ohio! Performed by Robin Pease

Cassie Chadwick, was known as the Queen of the Con, the High Priestess of Fraudulent Finance, and the Duchess of Diamonds. This Cleveland con woman bilked men and banks out of millions of dollars at the turn of the century. Hear about her most notorious scam that earned her the headline ” The Most Dangerous Woman in America.” Performed by Ruth Pangrace

Dorothy Fuldheim is one of the most influential and iconic newscasters of the 20th century, at a time when television news was a male dominated field. She appeared on WEWS Channel 5 for 37 years and became a national celebrity. Performed by Anne McEvoy

Florence Ellinwood Allen was the first woman to serve on the Ohio State Supreme Court. She was also the first woman to serve as a United States federal judge, having been appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Franklin Roosevelt. Performed by Lynna Metrisin

Robin Pease

Robin Pease Bio

Robin Pease, Artistic Director of kulturekids.org, joined WOMEN IN HISTORY in 2022. She has degrees in theatre: a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Berklee’s Boston Conservatory and a Master of Fine Arts from Case Western Reserve University. Robin has performed and taught drama/theatre, music, dance, literary arts and multiculturalism for people of all ages throughout the nation.
Ruth Pangrace

Ruth Pangrace Bio

Ruth Pangrace, M.Ed, is a retired language arts and social studies teacher, who has taught students from preschool through graduate school level. Ruth has been with Women in History for more than 25 years, and portrays 12 notable American women. Her favorite and most inspiring will always be Eleanor Roosevelt.
Anne McEvoy

Anne McEvoy Bio

Anne McEvoy has been performing with Women in History for 25 years and portrays 17 different women, as well as directing and acting on stage throughout Ohio and beyond. She is currently working on a portrayal of yet another fascinating woman, Agatha Christie.
Lynna Metrisin

Lynna Metrisin Bio

Lynna Metrisin joined “Women in History” in 2020. Lynna has her BA in Theatre from Case Western Reserve University and has performed in many theaters throughout the area. Her Masters Degree is in Social Work and she recently retired from her 40 year career in that field in order to focus more on her first love.
The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

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