Lincoln Meets Stowe after 152 Years iCal

Monday, February 17 2014 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

URBANA, Ohio (February 6, 2014) - “Abraham Lincoln Meets Harriet Beecher Stowe Again After 152 Years!” will be presented in the Black Box Hub Theatre on the Urbana University campus, 579 College Way, on Monday, February 17th at 6 pm.  The two person show is free and open to the public.  It is presented in conjunction with the national traveling exhibit that is on display in the Urbana University Swedenborg Memorial Library during the months of February and March.  The exhibit will be open for viewing in the library after the Lincoln/Stowe performance.


On a cold December’s day in 1862, a dignified lady entered the front door of the White House.  Upon entering the room, she was greeted by President Abraham Lincoln, who asked her “So this is the little woman that wrote the book that made this Great War?”  Thus began the conversation on the central social issue of the day: slavery and emancipation. 


Actors, Jacqueline and Michael Hurwitz bring Stowe and Lincoln to life in the presentation.  Drawn from research using letters, writings and speeches, Lincoln and Stowe explore their lives and their differences.


Michael earned an MA from California State University and has certificates from the British American Drama Academy and the Julliard School.  He has written three books and filmed a documentary.  He has done extensive research on Ohio’s historic opera houses.  Jacquie has a BA in theatre and a Masters degree in education.  She has created a one woman show based on the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe and has written and adapted children’s plays.


The national traveling exhibit, Abraham Lincoln: The Civil War and the Constitution on display at Urbana University, considers how Lincoln used the Constitution during his Presidency and the Civil War.  For details about other events associated with the free exhibit, see the website http://www.urbana.edu/resources/community/Lincoln2014.html.  The exhibit will be open February 24 – March 8 and March 17 – 20, Monday – Thursday 8 am – 10 pm; Fridays 8 am – 4 pm; Saturdays 12 noon – 4 pm; and Sundays 7 pm – 10 pm.  During the University Spring Break week of March 10 – 14, the exhibit will be open Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm.  If the University is closed due to severe weather, the exhibit will also be closed.  For up-to-date information about University closings, please call 937-484-1388 or visit the web site at www.urbana.edu .

Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.   Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil Waris based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.


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