Nov. 16, 2017
The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College continues the third season of its History Dinner Theater Series with Thomas Jefferson portrayed by Steve Edenbo at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Fred M. Rogers Center.
“Thomas Jefferson is an American titan who led by charisma and conversation, rather than by coercion,” commented Lauren Churilla, coordinator of the series. “The first secretary of state, the second vice president and the third president, Jefferson considered these roles as burdens placed upon him. He was most proud of penning the Declaration of Independence, fathering the University of Virginia and shepherding the Statute of Religious Freedom. Jefferson considered these achievements his gifts to America.”
“Steve Edenbo offers his audience Thomas Jefferson’s gifts with eloquence,” Churilla continued. “Edenbo shares Jefferson’s love of reading, writing and good wine as well as a love of the outdoors and the need to balance intimate friendships with solitude.”
Tickets can be purchased for individual shows for $65 for adults, $35 for students and $25 for children. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Ticket price includes a menu choice of herb-crusted flank steak or chicken fontina.
Upcoming shows include A Visit With Harriet Tubman on Friday, March 16, 2018; and History Alive! Sally Ride -- Who Wants to be an Astronaut? on Friday May 4, 2018.
Contact Lauren Churilla at 724-805-2188 or visit the McCarl Gallery website, www.mccarlgallery.org, for more information. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone until Dec. 1.
Photo: Steve Edenbo as Thomas Jefferson
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