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Live history presentations to be held this weekend

By Staff | Jul 12, 2011

Pat Jordan, a professional singer-actor, will present a one-woman living history show featuring Clara Barton and Louisa May Alcott at the Community Room at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy.

MUNCY – Pat Jordan, a professional singer-actor, published writer and director, will present both Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton plays on Saturday, July 16.

Alcott will be presented at 11 a.m. and Barton at 3 p.m. with both performances held in the Community Room, First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street, Muncy. Admission is free.

Pat Jordon has appeared in scores of productions at the Philadelphia Academy of Music and New York’s Cooper’s Union, Walnut Street Studio Stages, the 42nd Street Theatre and the Cluman Theatre in New York.

Jordan is in demand as a private teacher of stage performance as well as on-camera acting and musical theater..Pat holds a BA (cum laude) in Theatre and Communication Arts from Villanova University as well as advanced study in acting, directing and playwriting.

Jordan’s interest in history has led her to portray Martha Washington, Betsy Ross, and Amelia Earhart. In 2005 she debuted in a new one-woman play on the life of Clara Barton and more recently presented the life of Louisa May Alcott.

Alcott was an avid women’s rights advocate and the sole support of her family for years. She served as a nurse during the Civil War and her book, “Hospital Sketches” tells of her experiences at the Union Hospital in Georgetown.

Clara Barton was born on Christmas Day, 1821 in North oxford, MA. When the Civil War broke out, she headed for the front lines, taking supplies to wounded soldiers and earning the title “Angel of the Battlefield.” Barton is renowned for establishing the first chapter of the American Red Cross, bringing disaster relief to countless thousands throughout the nation and abroad.