Actress Lynn Rymarz performs “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” April 19
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a free performance of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” on Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. In a one-woman-show, actress/historian Lynn Rymarz brings to life the heroine of that tragic night in 1912 when the Titanic struck an iceberg. This free performance is cosponsored by the Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest.
Margaret Brown of Colorado was called “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” The “unsinkable” part is true, for after Margaret Brown was rescued after the sinking of the Titanic in April of 1912, a newspaper reporter asked her what she attributed to surviving the sinking of the ship. Margaret responded, “Typical Brown luck. We’re unsinkable.”
With “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” performed by Lynn Rymarz, hear about the life and times of this amazing, courageous woman. Follow Brown’s journey from Hannibal, Missouri, working in a tobacco factory to Leadville, Colorado where she married the man of her dreams. Learn how her luck changed when her husband struck it rich in a silver mine and her life became filled with new adventures in travel, which included her experience sailing on the Titanic. Discover her fighting spirit in raising money to help other survivors who lost everything when Titanic sunk. Rymarz will bring posters, newspaper clippings, a copy of the last dinner menu, photographs of Molly and of the Titanic, and a reading bibliography to share.
Lynn Rymarz has entertained audiences with her portrayals of historical women since 2005. As a children’s author and storyteller, she enjoys sharing little known historical stories. Such stories have been published in the children’s magazines of CRICKET and HIGHLIGHTS. Her previous performances told in the first person have included Martha Washington, Mary Lincoln, Nellie Bly, Susan B. Anthony, Madame Curie, Mary Cassatt, and Eliza Dibble Sawtell who traveled on the Oregon Trail. To see more about Lynn Rymarz, visit her website at: www.lynnrymarz.com.
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