Public Program- Michael Fox Kennedy

Lectures and Performances
Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 7:30pm

"Even we here..." A One-Person Play in the Words of Abraham Lincoln
Assembled and performed by Michael Fox Kennedy. Directed by Thomas Griffin

The language of Even we here... comes from Lincoln's personal letters, recorded remarks, speeches, wartime messages, and other sources. Forceful and vivid, with great variety of mood and tone, it evokes Lincoln's tenderness, indignation, humor, grief, defiance, and passionate eloquence. While the play often touches on Lincoln's personal life as a husband and father, it focuses primarily on his rise from obscurity in Illinois, his struggle against slavery, and his ordeal in the Civil War. In the end, Lincoln's words of hope survive the assassin's bullet.

Michael Fox Kennedy trained as an actor at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut and as a Fulbright Scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has written several plays, one of which was produced on National Public Radio. He was inspired to create Even we here... by a love for Lincoln and a belief that Lincoln's words could strengthen our understanding of the ideals and principles on which the nation is founded.

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