Friday, June 23, 2017


Like the TIMEX watch, she keeps on ticking!

I'm in awe of those classmates of ours, like Elouise, Obie, Charlie, Jerry, etc....who just refuse to slow down.  Makes me feel a little guilty I prepare for my afternoon nap. Her performances are all up here in the Washington DC area, but if you are anywhere sure to arrange to attend one of her shows.  You'll be glad you did!

The nurses cared for sick and wounded soldiers, endured the historically ferocious winter weather of 1917 and 1918 and left a legacy that makes us  proud. Schoettler, inspired by their letters, wrote Ready to Serve, as a one-woman show.  She performs the monologue as an 80 year old veteran nurse looking back at the war fifty years after the Armistice. The nurse - veteran tells their story because "no one ever asked me what we did in France."

After seeing the show recently some one sent a note to Schoettler  -  " I felt like I was having a chat with a World War I nurse. We were transported to a different place in time thanks to your beautiful storytelling."  For more about Ready to Serve and what audiences say:

7 Performances
Thu.      July   6,   5:30 PM 
Sat.       July   8,   1:00 PM

Sun.      July   9,   4:30 PM
Sat.       July  15,   1:00 PM
Tue.      July  18,   5:30 PM
Thu.     July 20,    7:30 PM
Sat.      July 22,    4:45 PM

Gallaudet University -
Eastman StudioTheater
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC  20002