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Senior Socials: Unsinkable Molly Brown

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Ever wonder what it would be like to meet the famous Molly Brown? Now's your chance! On Mon, Jan 23 at 1 pm, relive the stories of Molly Brown, the self-proclaimed “daughter of adventure,” and learn about her dauntless spirit. Believe with her that “it isn’t...what you have...but who you are that counts.” Meet the unforgettable Molly Brown!


Molly Brown

WomensWisdom, a community organization devoted to inspiring personal awareness and empowerment through support groups and seminars for women, produces the performance. Founded in 1993 by lead actress and Molly Brown performer herself, Jeanmarie Dwyer-Wrigley, the organization offers workshops, handwriting analysis, WomensWisdom History Theatre, and a blog. In addition to WomensWisdom, as cofounder of “A Woman’s Place,” drop-in center for homeless women in Rogers Park, Jeanmarie was awarded the Marilyn Gorski Service Award for her work with homeless women. She is a member of NOW (National Organization for Women) and other organizations.

Jeanmarie began her acting career as a child with a leading role in an eighth grade play. She’s also been a part of productions including Arsenic and Old Lace, Elephant Man, and Cabaret. As a thank you to figures who have had an impact on the course of women’s history, Jeanmarie’s portrayals include Crazy Bet, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Molly Brown, Victoria Woodhull, Carrie Nation, Mrs. Claus, Jane Addams, Queen of Hearts, Sarah Winchester, Clara Barton, and Agatha Christie.

Jeanmarie will be at Helen Plum Library on Mon, Jan 23 at 1pm, to portray Molly Brown. Visit the Library or the catalog to learn more about Molly Brown, and hear Molly Brown’s stories and share her adventures on January 23. Register today!