Library Dinner Theater to feature “Roosevelt”

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Crenshaw County residents will have a chance to meet “Teddy Roosevelt” at the Luverne Public Library’s third annual dinner theater tonight.

Joe Wiegand has been traveling around the country speaking as the 26th President for a number of years.

“He performed at the White House in 2008 for the 150th birthday celebration for Roosevelt,” said Kathryn Tomlin, director of the Luverne Public Library.

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The one-man show features stories of adventure, laughter and inspiration as Wiegand talks about Roosevelt’s adventures as a rancher, Rough Rider and father of six.

Roosevelt was also instrumental in establishing the National Parks, Forests, Monuments and Wildlife Reserves in addition to exploring locales from the Amazon to Africa.

In addition to the dinner theatre, where food will be served at 6:30 p.m., the Friends of the Library will also be holding a silent auction beginning at 6 p.m.

“This is the first year they’ve done that,” Tomlin said. “Mr. Wiegand also said he would bring a teddy bear to be auctioned. We’re excited about the whole event and about having him come.”

Tickets for the event are $25 each or $175 for a table of eight.

For more information or to reserve tickets, please call 335-5326.