WELLSBORO—At 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre stage at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro will be transformed into George Washington's office at Mount Vernon, he and his wife Martha's plantation home in Virginia. The date is Nov. 11, 1799, just one month before Washington's death at age 67.
Carl Closs will portray Washington during this performance. The first President of the United States will reveal his thinking on a number of topics. He will comment on his presidency, his wife and the guests they have entertained at Mount Vernon. How he feels about having to sit for portraits; a discussion about his last will in which he frees his slaves as well as his solution for ending that peculiar situation; and his explanation of the symbiotic relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Closs' in-person conversations as Washington have been described as "highly entertaining" and "authentic."
This marks the last show in the Deane Center's History Comes Alive series. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and free for children 12 and under. There are special group rates. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.
|Carl Closs will portray General George Washington this Friday, Nov.
11 at the Deane Center. In this photo, he is shown as Washington at the
Battle of Brandywine Creek that occurred on Sept. 11, 1777 during the
American Revolutionary War.|