Presenter: Jessica Michna
Entertainer, actor, impersonator
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Place: First Congregational Church, Beloit WI
Free Fall Kickoff Program
Dolley Madison – “The Lady Who Saved Washington”
Charming, flamboyant and strong willed, Dolley was tested in the calamity of the War of 1812. Born into a Quaker family, she was raised to be obedient and well behaved. Early in her life she married a man selected by her father. Dolley would soon be strengthened by adversity. Widowed at an early age she would be courted by congressman James Madison. Dolley would become the Grand Dame of Washington!
This is Jessica Michna’s second SLU kickoff presentation. She is well known for her portrayals of First Ladies and other historic women. Mrs. Michna's performances are compelling and emotionally enthralling. Audiences laugh along with her humorous anecdotes.
They share in her tears as she relates how the horrors of war have impacted families. She has entertained groups throughout America including guests from as far away as New Zealand, Japan and Brazil.