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First Impressions – Mrs. Charles Dickens

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charles Dickens, author, playwright, actor and social activist, was indeed a master of characters. Many of his characters were drawn from life. Meet Catherine Dickens, his long suffering wife and mother of ten children. Mrs. Dickens will relate her life with “Charlie” as he becomes perhaps Englands greatest author. Mrs. Dickens will also introduce the audience to such women as; Nancy from “Oliver Twist”, Miss Havisham from “Great Expectations”, Betsey Trotwood from “David Copperfield and others.

First Impressions presents historical theatrical narratives depicting notable women of history. Presenting history in an entertaining, yet accurate manner.

Jessica Michna, recipient of the Presidential Service Center’s Distinguished Service Award, is widely known for her riveting portrayals of First Ladies, notable women of history and fictitious characters. She has entertained groups throughout America including guests from as far away as New Zealand, Japan and Brazil. Audiences ranging from young children to senior citizens have been equally enthralled. She has appeared before historical societies, schools, libraries, living history museums, senior centers, churches, and has been guest hostess at parties and weddings.
Mrs. Michna’s performances are compelling and emotionally enthralling. Audiences laugh along with her humorous anecdotes. They share in her tears as she relates how the horrors of war have impacted families. She has a powerful effect on an audience.


July 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Koller Library
5761 HWY 51
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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