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History Dinner Theater: Season Tickets

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Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College

300 Fraser Purchase Road

Latrobe, PA 15626

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The Mc Carl Coverlet Gallery’s History Dinner Theater Series

History Dinner Theater returns for its third season! This series will take participants on a
journey from Rip Van Winkle’s 20-year nap in the mountains to Sally Ride’s journey into outer space. From Abigail Adams to Thomas Jefferson, we will journey through the stories of the American Revolution, women’s role in the new Republic, and the struggles of the new nation. Harriet Tubman will engage audiences on a musical journey from slavery to freedom. In addition to the show, guests will dine on a gourmet dinner of their choosing while they are regaled with tales and stories of the past. This year’s series will run from September 2017 to May of 2018.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017: The Legend of Rip Van Winkle with Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk

Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to regale visitors with the legend of Rip Van Winkle, a man who after evading his nagging wife, Dame Van Winkle, fell asleep in the Catskills for 20 years! Jonathan’s storytelling is both enchanting and invigorating. Rip Van Winkle is highly interactive and show will feature the musical

accompaniment of Jim Keyes. Kruk has performed at countless libraries, historic sites, summer camps, and festivals. He has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Al Jazeera America, The O’Reilly Factor, the Travel and
History Channels, WAMC, and WHUD radio.

Friday, October 13, 2017: Abigail Adams Portrayed by Kim Hanley

Abigail Adams is a woman who calls it like she sees it, and Kim Hanley shows us a woman who will confront
something that needs to be addressed, even if it makes her uncomfortable. Abigail is an upper -class woman who married a man she respected, a life partner who took
her seriously.

Hanley’s interactive programs involve audience members who begin with large piles of money that grow smaller with each tax act that the British Parliament passes, illustrating the economic tyranny the colonials faced under British rule. Abigail contrasts this inequality with a look into an egalitarian marriage of two intelligent, articulate people who value themselves, each other and their relationship.

Thursday, December 7, 2017: Thomas Jefferson Portrayed by Steve Edenbo

Thomas Jefferson is an American titan who led by charisma and conversation, rather than by coercion. The first Secretary of State, the second Vice President, and the third President, Jefferson considered these roles as burdens placed upon him. Jefferson was most proud of penning the Declaration of Independence, fathering the University of Virginia, and shepherding the Statute of Religious Freedom. Jefferson considered these achievements his gifts to America.

Steve Edenbo offers his audience Thomas Jefferson’s gifts with eloquence. Edenbo shares Jefferson’s love of reading, writing, and good wine, as well as a love of the outdoors and the need to balance intimate friendships with solitude.

Friday, March 16, 2018: A Visit With Harriet Tubman

Karol Brown is the unforgettable Aunt Harriet Tubman. The audience laughs, cries and sings with Aunt Harriet as they visit with her in the parlor of the convalescent home she founded in Auburn, New York, where she lived until she died March 10, 1913, at age 93.

Karol tells stories that capture the emotions, imagination and the humanity of the woman called Moses. James Brown is a natural storyteller with a smooth tenor voice. As Brother Ely, he asks to “borrow the minds” of the
audiences, young and old to take them on a vicarious journey to travel back in time to 1912, to visit with Harriet Tubman. Throughout the storytelling, James brings the sounds of the Negro spirituals into the room and the audience experiences musically enchanting moments.

Friday, May 4, 2018: History Alive! Sally Ride– Who Wants to be an Astronaut?

Award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung returns with an exciting portrayal of American icon Sally Ride. In 1983 aboard the space shuttle Challenger, Sally Ride became America’s first female astronaut and its youngest. What was it like to be our first woman in space? How did they have to modify the space shuttle? How do you eat, sleep and work in zero gravity?

Dr. Sally Ride will delight and surprise you with her unique and challenging adventures. Everyone loves trivia and game shows so get ready to blast off in an exciting
competition, “Who Wants to be an Astronaut?”


All events are held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and include a three course dinner of your choosing


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