Rosie The Riveter Coming To Anne Arundel

| March 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

During Women’s History Month in March, the Arnold, Pasadena, and Pascal Senior Activity centers will present noted impersonator Mary Ann Jung as “Rosie the Riveter.” Ms. Jung will portray this iconic figure as told through Rose Leigh Monroe who worked at the world’s larges aircraft factory, Willow Run in Michigan. Discover which came first: the Rosie posters, the Rosie song, or the real women working in factories who helped America win World War II.

In educational and entertaining programs, Ms. Jung has portrayed famous women through history, from the Renaissance to the 21st century, appearing on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and in newspapers around the world. She has been a lead actress and director of Renaissance History and Shakespearean Language at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for 27 years, and performed as queen and was a director with the Florida Renaissance Festival from 1994 to 2006. Her performances have won her citations and various honors through the years. She has appeared at the National Theatre of Washington, the Smithsonian Institution, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicines among others.

Her “Rosie the Riveter” performances will be held at 1 p.m. March 16 at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold (410-222-1922); at 12:30 p.m. March 25 at the Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena (410-222- 0030); and at 12:30 p.m. March 31 at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie (410-222-6680). The Pascal show is presented by Pascal Seniors Inc. and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. The free shows are open to the public.

The three senior centers are among seven centers operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. Call 410-222-4464 for information or see www.aacounty.org/aging.

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