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Chautauqua – Dwight D. Eisenhower
June 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Complete site details HERE. For details on other performances click on the name (location change for all these – Rogow Room): Harry Houdini (June 14) — Georgia O’Keeffe (June 15) — Pauli Murray (June 16)— Robert Kennedy (June 17)
Eisenhower: Winning the War, portrayed by Doug Mishler
The Eisenhower presidency led the nation through both the darkest years of the Cold War as well as the Red Scare fanaticism of Joseph McCarthy, the rapidly escalating Civil Rights Movement and the burgeoning military industrial complex. But before Eisenhower was a President, he was a General – not just any General but the Supreme Commander of the polyglot Allied forces. And before World War II could end, he’d have bring together the land, air and sea forces of the coordinated efforts of 12 nations in what became known as the largest invasion force in human history. He’d have to maintain control of national egos, his own temper, supply chains and even the weather. Failure was not an option.
About the performer –Since 1993 Doug has been nationally recognized for bringing “history to life.” Doug has presented figures from Nikita Khrushchev to Theodore Roosevelt, to Ernie Pyle, and P. T. Barnum. He has made over 800 first person presentations of over 30 historical figures, including Stonewall Jackson, Henry Ford, Pablo Picasso, and now Dwight D Eisenhower, Nikola Tesla, and Gene Roddenberry.
The voices in his head keep him busy, but also in the last four years he has been the Founder & Managing Artistic Director of Restless Artists’ Theatre. When not in the theatre or doing his characters, Mishler has taught American Cultural history for over 20 years. Like his idol Teddy Roosevelt, Doug believes there is still plenty of time to grow up and get a “real job”—but later!
This program is made possible by the Friends of the Library – Won’t you be a Friend? For complete details on the Chautauqua Festival 2022 click HERE.