Raintree Restaurant Group Dinner Show Option

Miss Louisa’s Boarding House

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 Miss Louisa’s Boarding House

Louisa Fatio

In 1812 Louisa Fatio, just 15 years old , barely escaped the Seminole Indians when they destroyed her family’s beautiful New Switzerland plantation on the St. Johns River. Frantically searching for safety throughout the wilderness of Florida the family first endures the bloody Patriots’ War only to see their new house destroyed by a hurricane. Next they sought haven in Fernandina until their home burned to the ground and invading Pirates captured the town. Fleeing once more the Fatios returned and rebuilt New Switzerland Plantation where Louisa becomes its charming hostess.

When the plantation was threatened once again by the Seminoles, Louisa flees to St. Augustine using her business skills and hospitality to create her career as an innkeeper – one of the few respectable occupations available to a woman of her standing.

Soon Miss Louisa’s lovely and famous Boarding House began to offer the best lodging and the finest table in tropical Florida. Her elite clientele enjoyed sunny days and balmy nights at her large and gracious Spanish style home.

So, gentle traveler, be aware that Miss Louisa adores nothing more than regaling her guests with tales of her adventures during Florida’s frontier years.

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.

Miss Louisa’s Boarding House March 26, 2015