Westmoreland County Historical Society

Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Sep 28th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung is at the Greensburg Garden & Civic Center offering a first person interpretation of two women in American History:

Rosie the Riveter - although an actual person, she has come to represent all the women who worked in the factories to support the WWII effort. 

In “Rosie the Riveter,” the audience learns the fascinating story of Rosie the Riveter through Jung's portrayal of Rose Leigh Monroe who worked at the largest factory in the world-Willow Run in Michigan. During World War II, women joined the U.S. workforce by the millions to replace the men who’d gone off to fight. Join in the fun as audience guests meet or maybe even play Charles Lindbergh, Walter Pidgeon, and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, all of whom toured Willow Run. Discover which came first - the Rosie posters, song, or the real women who sacrificed and worked in factories to help America win the war.

Who was the real Rosie? The answer is intriguing!  Lively, funny, fact filled show, full of audience participation and energy.

Mary Ann Jung is an award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar. She researches and writes her own scripts, and performs in the authentic costumes, accents, and attitudes for her characters’ eras. Ms. Jung has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and in newspapers around the world as famous women from history. She has been a lead actress and Director of Renaissance History and Shakespearean Language at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for over 30 years. She performed as queen and was a Director with the Florida Renaissance Festival from 1994-2006. Ms. Jung was Director of Street Theater and Family Performances for ArtScape (the USA's largest arts festival) for ten years; in 1998 she was awarded a citation from the Mayor of Baltimore for her work at that event.

Learn more about Mary Ann Jung’s shows at www.HistoryAliveShows.com

Also - The night before, on Wednesday, September 27, see Clara Barton: The Red Cross Angel - a portion of the proceeds benefit the American Red Cross of Chestnut Ridge, Prepare Western PA initiative.

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