Charlotte Roller Girls / The Color Purple

May 20, 2009

Part One: Charlotte Roller Girls Flat track roller derby is a sport that's gaining quite a bit of momentum in cities around the country. Last year, Charlotte was introduced to the sport in the form of The Charlotte Roller Girls. The team now has one of the largest fan followings of roller derby teams in the nation and is made up of a very diverse group of women. They're all ages, and are mothers and wives, lawyers, teachers and businesswomen. We'll hear their story. GuestsCress Barnes (aka Lucy Kwipment) - Pivot and Blocker Rosemary Gardner (aka Rosie Cheeks) - Pivot, Blocker and Jammer Paige Leary (aka Court 'her, Pound 'her) - Jammer and Blocker More information on the Charlotte Roller Girls Part Two: The Color Purple "The Color Purple" has arrived in the Queen City. The Broadway production was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and now many of the original players are onstage again in the production's first North American tour. We'll talk about the musical's message of hope and love and about the response of the audiences around the country. GuestsAngela Robinson - Plays "Shug Avery" Felicia Fields - Plays "Sofia," and was nominated for a Tony Scott Sanders - Lead Producer for The Color Purple More information on The Color Purple, playing May 19-24th in Charlotte