Actor Gary Saderup becomes Abraham Lincoln, as he encapsulates Lincoln's entire life, from his early "folksy" frontier humor to the eloquence of word so well remembered from his Presidential years. He reveals how Lincoln formed his attitude towards life and politics, slavery and war, peace, reconciliation. This acclaimed one-man show takes us from Lincoln's years as a prairie lawyer, to the steps leading up to the Civil War and throughout the war years. Gary Saderup shows us why Lincoln is the president still revered by a majority of Americans today.
We see and hear his Lincoln-Douglas debates; his Emancipation Proclamation; his Gettysburg Address, as well as events in his personal life with Mary Todd and his courageous determination to preserve the Union. Gary Saderup is magnificent as Lincoln and delivered a memorable performance that brings Lincoln back to life in a way like never before. This unique program features a dramatic interplay of Civil War era photos, music, and graphics to accompany Saderup's unforgettable on-screen portrayal Lincoln.
"Gary plays Abraham Lincoln from his teenage years through the Civil War and his ill-fated trip to Ford's Theater. It is, in a word, awesome."
- Tom Titus, LA Times
"Perfection. An inspiring profile of our nation's greatest President. A sweeping epic made human, specific, and immediately powerful by Saderup's mastery of characterization, pacing, and presentation. A perfect blend of intellect and emotion. It is as though Lincoln had returned to us, in the flesh."
- Northwest Indy Review.