An Evening with Abraham Lincoln:
A one-man play. This play runs about 100 minutes, and includes a brief intermission. Mr. Lincoln tells the story of his life, from his beginnings in Kentucky to his adult years in and around Springfield, as well as his years as President. Most of the play is in Lincolns own words, from his various speeches and writings. A sound system with a cassette tape player and an operator is required, along with basic theater lighting. No set is necessary except for a few basic furnishings.
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln:
A flexible presentation of Mr. Lincolns life. This presentation can run anywhere from 15 to 75 minutes, and can be tailored to the needs of the audience. Mr. Lincoln talks about his early life, his adult years in and around Springfield, and his years as President. Most of the presentation is in Lincolns own words, from his various speeches and writings. This presentation can be made just about anywhere; it is helpful, but not necessary, to have a table, a chair, and a podium available.
Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving:
The proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, making Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, is an excellent reminder of what this holiday is all about. It is presented in context, including Mr. Lincolns own thoughts and feelings about the Civil War.
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln (for kids):
This presentation is especially geared toward grade-school age children, with emphasis on Lincolns life as a child in Kentucky and Indiana. It runs anywhere from ten to twenty minutes, depending on the age of the children, with plenty of time available afterward for questions from the kids. This can be performed in assembly or in classrooms, with time for questions afterward.
In all cases, Mr. Lincoln can be available after the presentation to answer questions and participate in discussions based around the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.
The costume is authentic from the top of the stovepipe hat (a replica of the hat Lincoln wore to the theater on April 14, 1865) to the sole of the Civil War era boots (Rubber has been added to the heel to prevent marring floors). Clothing is natural fiber based on Civil War era patterns, and even the watch and chain are authentic, coin silver, key-wind made in the 1850s.
Fees are negotiable, depending on travel distance and type of presentation desired. Please see previous page for contact information.