Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Joe Wiegand as TR, Part One

There are many Lincoln impersonators, but far fewer who bring Theodore Roosevelt back to life on stage. Tomorrow is TR's 153rd birthday, and in honor of the occasion is a posting of the first part of a bully performance by Joe Wiegand as Theodore Roosevelt in the East Room of the White House, on the occasion of the sesquicentennial of TR's birth in 2008.

Wiegand travels the nation re-acquainting its citizens with the 26th President of the United States in a way that no filmed re-creation can do -- full-bodied and in person. He plans to continue his touring in 2012, which is of course the 100th anniversary of Mr. Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign.

No comments: