Once in...Never Out!
Written and performed by June Ballinger
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg
December 16th at 8pm
An 80-year-old British former codebreaker at Bletchley Park looks back on her life and all the secrets about her work and identity that she has held onto for 50 years. Will she ever be truly known by her children? How will she be remembered? Was her contribution worth the sacrifices?
Written and performed by June Ballinger, this piece is inspired by her own mother’s work at Bletchley Park during WWII. The story was created through memories, letters, and a diary discovered after her mother’s death in 2013.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
June Ballinger is an actor of British-American heritage. She was born in New Jersey, raised in Connecticut, and currently lives in Trenton, New Jersey, local to both Philadelphia and New York City. She has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theatre, and in television and film. She is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC since 1993, a member of NYC’s The Actors Center, and Artistic Director Emeritus of Trenton’s Passage Theatre Company. As a writer she has co-created with David Lee White the interview-based plays TRENTON LIGHTS and PROFILES (Passage Theatre) as well as numerous plays for teens developed from writing workshops (WORD FOR WORD). Starting Spring 2017, she will teach acting to young adults and senior members of the Greater Trenton community.