Molly's Hammer

by Tammy Ryan
Directed by Seth Gordon

March 09 - 27 , 2016

2015-2016 Studio Season

The Story

Molly Rush was focused on the endgame— save the world, protect her family. But what would she have to sacrifice? In 1980, the Pittsburgh housewife and mother of six walked into a General Electric plant and took a hammer to a nuclear warhead to protest the buildup of America’s nuclear arsenal. Based on the true story of the Plowshares Eight, Molly’s Hammer is the world-premiere account of one woman’s unwavering beliefs and her family’s desperate attempts to protect her from infamy.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Gianni Downs
Costume Designer: Lou Bird
Lighting Designer: Mark Wilson
Sound Designer: Amanda Werre
Stage Manager: Shannon B. Sturgis
Casting: Rich Cole and Bob Cline


Nancy Bell (Molly Rush)
Joe Osheroff (Bill Rush)
Kevin Orton (Daniel Berrigan and others)

Sponsorship & Support

Edward Jones

Production Notes

This production was the world premiere of Molly's Hammer. The real Molly Rush attended the opening night performance.