Mary Margaret Mann offers a variety of Programs, from Seasonal and Patriotic Themes to Creative Connections Salons.
January: New Year
With her own engaging style, combining theatrical intensity with the vitality of lecture, Mary Margaret presents a variety of characters. Listeners experience the lives of people who made the bold choice to be architects of change; people who changed hats, began anew with a new attitude and discovered an extraordinary life.Learn More!
February: Valentine Day
"How Do I Love Thee..."
Experience romantic Victorian England as Mary Margaret presents the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her portrayal of the spirited poetess is a tribute to the power and ultimate triumph of love.Learn More!
Blossoms of Promise
"The tender leaves of hope; tomorrow’s blossoms…" Wm Shakespeare, Henry VIII
Combining the intensity of dramatic presentation and the power of lecture, professional actress Mary Mann presents her special form of “edutainment. You will be charmed by this extraordinary exploration of the poetry, humor, history and meaning of flowers as symbols of hope and joy.
April: Poetry Month
A Parade of Poets and Prose
“Poets are “God’s singers!” Elizabeth Barrett Browning Experience the historical pageantry, romance, intrigue and beauty found in the impassioned poetic expression of life. By dramatic portrayal and readings, Mary Margaret leads an exploration of the work and lives of poets like Rudyard Kipling and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Their stories come to life, taking you to another time and to far-away places.Learn More!
May: Mother's Day
"A mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom." Henry Ward Beecher
From her heart springs inspiration, wisdom and comfort. In this cold mechanical, technical world, she provides the counter weight of warmth and gentleness – she is a mother. This special program includes a dramatization of the history of “Mother’s Day,” as well as portrayals highlighting the far-reaching, profound effect of a mother’s love. This beautiful presentation will warm your heart and set the tone for celebration of the spirit of motherhood.
Remembering Anna, A Page From the Holocaust
This riveting presentation gives voice to the message of courage, hope and love of Meip Gies, the Frank family protector during their years in hiding. Meip’s sense of loyalty compelled her to risk her own safety in an attempt to shelter her friends from the evil that threatened them. It was she who bravely gathered up Anne Frank’s diary and, disregarding her own peril, preserved it that the world would know the truth.Learn More!
July: July 4th/Independence Day
A Patriot's Heart
Voices of destiny echo through the corridors of time, calling us to consider the contributions of those stalwart patriots whose efforts and sacrifices helped shape America. This inspiring presentation tracing the history of the American spirit is infused with power and drama. See dramatic portrayals of those whose lives are a glorious record of stirring achievements in these enduring stories of what it means to be an American.Learn More!
August: Lights! Camera! Action!
This presentation depicts the roots of theatre in brilliant, unforgettable hues. Waiting for the curtain, we speak in hushed tones; then the lights dim and we are transported. Peek behind the scenes and experience the history of the theatre. This fascinating slice of our American culture is illustrated in dramatic monologues.Learn More!
September: Labor Day
Seek the Far Horizon
Experience life on the trail in the mid 1800’s through the eyes of a woman confident she is participating in an historic event. On Sarah’s sojourn, the far horizon was sought in search of the timeless dream of a better way of life. Mary Margaret’s first person presentation captures that spirit of the undaunted western pioneers who relished the privilege and honor of shaping their future.Learn More!
October: Columbus Day
Mrs. Noah's Voyage of Faith
Mary Margaret presents the story of Noah’s spellbinding voyage. You are going to be captivated by the combination of lecture and dramatic vignettes which present the men and women of the Ark as very real people. Hear about the challenge of building the ark, the gathering of the animals and surviving the great flood as you have never heard it before, told by Mrs. Noah.Learn More!
Elizabeth Endicott the Pilgrim
Break out of the ordinary! Chart a course for high-seas adventure with Elizabeth Endicott. This daring adventure was a journey of epic proportions, and her story will open a remarkably intimate window into the day-to-day experience of the early Colonists. Your own holiday will be enriched as she recounts the first winter and the beauty of the land in spring, as well as the exhilaration of that "first Thanksgiving" celebration.Learn More!
Turkey, Trinkets, Tinsel, and Tales
Mary Margaret’s inspiring performance of a true story is captivating. In her first-person portrayal of an Appalachian mountain woman she describes holiday remembrances and recounts a powerful tale of success despite humble beginnings.Learn More!
- A Life Well Lived
- A Patriot's Heart
- Blossoms of Promise
- "How Do I Love Thee..." A Browning Salon
- Elizabeth Endicott / A Pilgrim's Story
- The Genesis of Genius
- Discovering Your Place in the Universe
- Mary and Martha
- The Woman and The Well
- His Majesty and The Magi
- Mary Magdalene
- Mrs. Noah’s Voyage of Faith
- Ruth / Israel’s Gentle Heroine
- Mary, Mother of Jesus
Theatre & Music Fusion
You are in for an intriguing fusion of wonderful theatre and musical riches. This sensational concept combines the interpretive depth and outstanding skills of two performers with a novel and gripping approach to an exploration of themes of life in music and drama.
Example: Where Living Waters Flow – Stirring music to muse life's journey with captivating dramatic interpretation by Mary Margaret Mann. Her portrayals provide a pageant of persons moving to the music of life with time as the drum major.
Creative Connections Salons
This innovative approach to theatre explores the origin of creative inspiration by engaging the audience with interactive exercises and dramatic presentations.
GENESIS OF GENIUS
Unlock the secrets of genius to live and create more passionately & purposefully.
Engaging the five senses to enhance an appreciation for the splendor of life.
Explore & experience the relevance of the principals of acting in daily life.
THE HEART OF ART
Discover the hidden fire within that drives & inspires accomplishment.
BLOSSOMS OF PROMISE
Enjoy a creative consideration of the poetry, history, and meaning of flowers.
Character by Design
A commissioned work. You select the person or persons to be portrayed.
Example: Judy Berman, leader in the field of miniatures, commissioned by The National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts for an International Convention in Orlando. Also Bertha Hinshaw, founder of Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales, FL.