New Read of Local History

“Veda Rogers grew up in Quenemo, Kansas, married her childhood sweetheart, and they went on to establish Vassar Playhouse near their hometown. Located at Pomona Lake 35 miles south of Topeka, they ran the theatre sixteen seasons beginning in 1970. Veda has more in common with Ginger Rogers than their roles of Dolly Levi; Veda’s father-in-law, John Rogers, was Ginger’s stepfather, “Daddy John.”

He helped to get Ginger started in her career, managing her Vaudeville tour for two years, 1926-1927. This book is Veda’s story-the story of Vassar Playhouse-her family, the players, their griefs and their joys. But-because of her husband, Bruce, Ginger also plays a part. This story is for anyone who has ever put his/her feet on stage. Curtain Everyone!” (from back cover of book)

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