Mary Ann Jung as Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen
Mary Ann Jung is an award-winning actress and Smithsonian Scholar who performs delightful and inspiring shows about amazing women in history. She has appeared on CNN and Good Morning America and done numerous shows for the National Archives and Smithsonian Museums. She has been a lead actress and Royal Court Director at the MD Renaissance Festival for 40 years. She was Director of Street Theater and Family Performances at ArtScape for 10 years. Since her programs are wonderful for all ages they are also popular in schools, festivals, and libraries.
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For the March meeting, Mary will be performing as Grace O’ Malley, the Sea Queen of Connaught! This daring leader and trader commanded the west coast of Ireland and an entire fleet of ships in the 1500’s. Grace, also called Grania, fought for Irish rights and faced down Queen Elizabeth of England herself with astonishing results. Following her performance, Mary will detail how she researches and writes historical scripts. To learn more about Mary and her many characters, visit http://www.historyaliveshows.com