Department of Parks
One Man’s Lincoln to Be Performed at Fort Harrod
HARRODSBURG, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2008) – The Kentucky Repertory Theatre will bring to life a one-man show, One Man’s Lincoln, on Friday March 7 at Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg.
Production of One Man’s Lincoln, written by Kentucky scholar and educator Wade Hall, was commissioned by the Kentucky Humanities Council. The play is based on the concept of Lincoln’s former law partner, Billy Herndon, reminiscing about his friendship and association with the 16th president.
Billy Herndon, born in Greensburg, Ky., presents a spellbinding monologue of the “evidence” on Lincoln as if he were in court, speaking from the law offices the two men shared before Lincoln was elected president. Outspoken and controversial, he attempts to decipher Lincoln’s greatness and complexity, while offering a compelling look at his humanity.
The performance will take place at James Harrod Conference Center at Old Fort Harrod State Park, 400 West Lexington in Harrodsburg. Admission to the performance, scheduled on Friday March 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., is $3 per person. Children under six will be admitted free.
The Kentucky Repertory Theatre, based in Horse Cave, is also producing an original multi-media production and a large historical drama, all striving to shed light and perspective on the complex man who was Abraham Lincoln while entertaining expected record audiences.
This project is partially funded by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, contact Joan Huffman at (859) 734-3314 or (859) 734-9614.