Performers and Times
June 25th 11 am- 5 pm
11 AM & 2:30 PM
LOU GEHRIG RETIREMENT SPEECH
George was bitten by the acting bug at a very young age when he was cast as "The Troll" in a kindergarten production of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff". That was the springboard character that soon landed him the prestigious role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a sixth grade re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol".
After taking an extended educational sabbatical, George returned to the stage in his senior year of high school, doing double duty as immigrant inventor Leo Auffman in Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" and shocking audiences with his turn as President William McKinley's assassin in a short adaptation of Stephen Somdheim's "Assassins".
It wasn't until his senior year at Eastern Michigan University that George's dormant thesbianism re-emerged! His portrayal of Sir Thomas More in "Anne of the Thousand Days" was heralded by no critics...anywhere.
Today, you can see George every December as he portrays THE Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus, at festivals, parties, parades or even in your own home!
11:30 AM & 1:15 PM
MARK TWAIN'S BASE BALL ESCAPADES
Steve has been telling stories ever since the dog first ate his homework. During his early years in Iowa, he told stories about imaginary aunts, lovelorn people seeking advice, and legendary pets. Growing up on the Mississippi River, he loved Mark Twain stories, and today his Telling Twain book, program, and podcast reflect that early love. His stories took the form of magic acts for many years, then playwrighting, acting and directing, sketch and standup comedy, and improv. In the spoken word form we call "storytelling", he has found a true home. He fuses all of this breadth of experience together to provide storytelling programs full of humor, heart, and just perhaps - a bit of magic.
19th century base ball
12:15 pm & 2 pm