LATROBE, PA – Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt will be featured in the next installment of Saint Vincent College History Dinner Theater, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Fred M. Rogers Center.
The three-hour show will focus on how Roosevelt, known as “the first lady of the world,” forever changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in politics and humanitarian efforts. Though she never ran for office, Roosevelt was entrenched in politics, serving as a tireless advocate for human rights and programs for the needy. With her active participation in politics and endless humanitarian efforts, millions of people who never met her felt a bond that verged on kinship.
With her husband, Franklin, spending four terms in office, Roosevelt was the longest-tenured first lady in United States history. During her time in office, she transformed from a shy, lonely woman into a prominent national figure in her own right, eventually becoming a spokeswoman for the United Nations.
Attendees to the show will have the choice of two entrees, including a herb-crusted flank steak with roasted tomato jus, or a pan-seared chicken breast with Marsala mushroom sauce.
Tickets for the show are $65 for adults, $35 for students with valid ID and $25 for children (special child’s meal included). The deadline for registration is Friday, Nov. 30. To reserve, call 724-805-2188. All proceeds benefit the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery in the Fred M. Rogers Center.