Raintree Restaurant Group Dinner Show Option

Martha Jane’s Cracker Florida

Raintree Restaurant of St. Augustine and Dianne Thompson Jacoby can offer your group an historical dinner theater experience. A Stetson University’s Elderhostel/Road Scholar, Dianne is an Historical Dramatist who performs one woman dramas. All shows are available full length and luncheon length.
Contact Raintree Restaurant at (904) 824-7211
to reserve a dramatic culinary experience for your group.

Description of Martha Jane’s Cracker Florida

Dianne Thompson Jacoby as Martha Jane Pacetti

Stalwart Florida Cracker Martha Jane Pacetti tells, in her earthy style, of her early struggles living in the primitive Florida of the 1800’s. Born on the Spruce Creek, she marries at 14 to a fisherman in his forties who owned all of what is today south Daytona Beach. They were married at Dunlawrton Plantation. Her first home on the River was near the Inlet and made of driftwood. They were the first white settlers to live in that region.

She endured the Indian Wars as a child and then the Civil War separated the couple but through hard work they created a thriving business as fishing guides to the wealthy visitors from Flagler’s hotels before selling land for the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse to the Federal Government. Throughout the years Martha encountered fascinating Florida pioneers from struggling working men to millionaires from the north seeking a tropical paradise and a good meal at her renown boarding house built at the Lighthouse. Martha Jane lived many adventures both tragic and amusing in rugged early Florida and she just loves to talk about it all.

Contact Raintree Restaurant at (904) 824-7211
to reserve a dramatic culinary experience for your group.

Meet Dianne Thompson Jacoby

Dianne Thompson Jacoby as Mary Lily Flagler

Dianne is a fourth generation Floridian living in St. Augustine, the Oldest City where she lectures, performs and coordinates Stetson University’s Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs for Stetson University as an adjunct professor. She is also a graduate of Stetson University.

As an Educator, she taught for many years and was an adjunct professor o Art at Flagler College for ten years.

As an Artist, Dianne has exhibited her paintings throughout the United States, she is now specializing in portraits and custom mural painting.

As an Historical Dramatist she researched, wrote and performs one woman dramas.

She is a founding member of St. George Players Theater Troupe performing 16th century Comedia and Mummers shows. She also performs dinner theatre, mystery theatre as well as historical films and educational videos.

As a historical re-enactor she interprets personas from the 1500’s through the Victorian Gilded Age. She serves as a consultant and educator in the area of historical clothing and costuming. She has National Park Service certification in black powder cannon and musket.

Her special interests include Historical preservation and heritage tourism.

Martha Jane’s Cracker Florida March 26, 2015