Winter Chautauqua – (Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2020)

Teddy Roosevelt Portrayed by Doug Mishler from Reno, NV

Teddy Roosevelt was a man of many selves – naturalist, conservationist, writer, wilderness lover, big game hunter, ranchman, soldier, and politician. He was a gentleman of inherited wealth who tried to persuade America to end child labor, protect the unemployed, let women vote, and grant old-age pensions. He was the Rough Rider who won the Nobel Peace Prize – a lifelong politician and, on occasion, a statesman.

At the height of his popularity, he stepped down from the Presidency. Four years later he bolted the Republican Party to challenge his hand picked successor. In just over ninety days, he and his “Bull Moose” Party humbled a sitting president and decisively beat a party that had dominated national politics for forty years.

Put on your pith helmets! Prepare to enter the arena. Teddy Roosevelt’s re-inventing American politics.

Join us for opening night Friday, January 31 for a Chautauqua Benefit Show – “An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt.” Wine reception – Private show – Dessert meet-and-greet reception with Doug Mishler (Teddy Roosevelt.)

Or come to the free shows on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday February 2. Season donors may reserve seats for these shows – contact:

The Sun Feb 2 show will be ASL Sign interpretee.

These free shows are funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc, SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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