March 2, 2017
Mary Ann Jung’s recreation of “Clara Barton: Red Cross Angel” will be the next performance in the second season of the history dinner theater series hosted by The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College at 6 p.m. Friday, March 31. Reservations are required for the dinner and performance which is appropriate for all ages.
“Come and join us for our second season of theater and fun with our own historic take on dinner theater,” commented Lauren Churilla, curator of the McCarl Coverlet Gallery and director of the series. Dine on a gourmet dinner of your choosing while you are regaled by the historic tales, music, poetry and personal accounts of some of the most fascinating historic figures in the United States. The series concludes with ‘Always Free! A Juneteenth Celebration’ on June 1. Each of the programs allow you to experience the past in a way that is tons of fun for everyone!
“Help us celebrate not only National Women’s History Month but Red Cross Month with a fun, interactive and inspiring show by an award-winning actress,” commented Churilla. “Clara Barton defied society’s conventions and risked her life in order to help others, thus becoming a true heroine. A passionate and moving public speaker, Barton dramatically relates how she became the first woman to work for the federal government, its first female department head and America’s first woman ambassador. You’ll be swept into her story of the Civil War, dangers of nursing at the Battle of Antietam and her struggle to get America to sign the Geneva Convention. There are few better role models than Clara Barton, who still inspires us to ‘Never Give Up!’ In 2002, Mary Ann Jung’s Clara Barton show won top honors for Solo Theatrical Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council. Jung is an award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar. She has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America and in newspapers around the world as famous women from history.”
Participants at this fourth presentation will dine on a served, three-course gourmet dinner with a choice of Maryland style crab cakes or Vegetarian Wellington, salad and dessert.
Individual tickets for dinner and theater are $65 for adults and $25 for children under 12. Discount rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Students with a high school or college ID will be admitted for $35. All proceeds of the series support the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College. Tickets can be ordered through March 28 by contacting Churilla at 724-805-2188, by visiting the gallery’s website at www.mccarlgallery.org or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. News about the McCarl Gallery is available on Facebook and on Twitter (@McCarlGallery).
Photo: Mary Ann Jung as Clara Barton
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