The Great Communicator
Lincoln, the Great Communicator LIVE at The Legacy Theater 5/7 @ 7pm! FREE EVENT
Hosted by Looking for Lincoln, this program features Lincoln
impersonator George Buss and Illinois folk musician and folklorist
Chris Vallillo. The program combines live period music with
conversation and narrative by President Lincoln (using Lincoln’s own
words) to explore Lincoln’s use of communication as a personal and
political tool. The event is free and open to the public.
This theatrical style program is presented as a casual conversation
between President Lincoln and Vallillo discussing Lincoln's gifts as a
communicator and way he used those skills for the betterment of
mankind throughout his lifetime. In the midst of the conversation,
Vallillo will perform period music on guitar, bottleneck slide Dobro,
banjo and jaw harp to illustrate Lincoln’s point and the President
will quote passages from some of his favorite speeches.
The program will also be used to increase awareness of Looking for
Lincoln and the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. The event is
presented by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition and is
partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.