LATROBE, PA – Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be featured in the next performance of History Dinner Theater, presented by Saint Vincent College’s Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Saint Vincent campus.
Sherrie Tolliver of Women in History will re-enact the life of Rosa Parks, who made history when her arrest on a segregated bus sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement, Parks’ life of activism began long before her arrest and continued for decades.
Tolliver is an actress, standup comic and early childhood educator with a BFA in acting from New York University, where she minored in African American history. She has taught drama at Cleveland School of the Arts, the Beck Center and the Jerry Leonard Youth Theater, and she has performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, Cain Park’s Alma Theater, Karamu House, the Front Row Theater, Jewish Community Center’s Variety Tale Theater and Kennedy’s Cabaret at Playhouse Square.
Attendees will have the choice of Mediterranean chicken breast or grilled 10 oz. strip steak. Each entrée will be served with a salad, side dishes, soup and dessert.
Cost for attending the performance is $65 per adult, $10 for children under 12 and $35 for students with valid IDs. Discount group rates for parties of 10 or more are also available, while season tickets to all five 2019-20 History Dinner Theater productions are available for $245. For more information or to order tickets, call 724-805-2177 or visit http://mccarlgallery.org/events.
Upcoming presentations in the series include “Celebrate Pennsylvania! A History in Story and Song” on Dec. 5; “African American Soldiers and the American Revolution” on March 6; and “Women for the Vote” on May 22.
PHOTO: Sherrie Tolliver as Rosa Parks
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