National Geographic Live: When Women Ruled the World at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Fri Feb 01, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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Tue Dec 11, 9:00 AM - Tue Jan 08, 5:00 PM
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Come out to enjoy a very special presentation by National Geographic Live, “WHEN WOMEN RULED THE WORLD,” featuring Ms. Kara Cooney, Egyptologist, archaeologist, and associate professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. For children interested in the S.T.E.A.M. fields of study this will be a must see event. She has hosted television shows about ancient Egypt on the Discovery Channel and will present her program live on stage in Reynolds Hall.

Travel back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, during a time when women ruled supreme. The modern world faces a strange reality: Women comprise 50 percent of the population, but not 50 percent of government leadership. Join Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney in exploring the vastly different power structure of ancient Egypt, which saw more female rulers than any other place in the ancient or modern world. Dr. Cooney will share the fascinating stories of how women like Nefertiti, Neferusobek and Cleopatra ruled this vast empire, often more successfully than their male counterparts, and how we might learn from them in securing more women in power today.

We have a special section in the dress circle reserved for the Girl Scouts, their families and friends at the discounted ticket price of $21.85 per person. Every girl attending with the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada group will also receive a lapel pin from The Smith Center. We encourage girls to wear their Girl Scout uniforms or a white collared shirt with vest/sash (no T-shirts, please).

To order tickets contact group sales at The Smith Center by phone, 702-749-2348 no later than January 8. In order to receive a lapel pin, tickets must be ordered by telephone through the group sales department (these are not available to the general public). Pick up your pins from The Smith Center box office before the performance starts and every person who enters the theater must purchase a ticket regardless of age.

Troops must be chaperoned by at least 2 unrelated adults.

Individual girls must be chaperoned by 1 adult.

The impact of arts education goes far beyond the obvious. It has been proven to enhance children’s mental and cognitive abilities, increase cultural understanding, improve performance across all curriculum areas and develop social skills. To learn more about the show visit