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Chautauqua – Robert Kennedy – Rogow Room

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Robert Kennedy: Keeping the Peace, portrayed by Jeremy Meier

When one hears the name Kennedy, most think of JFK or maybe even Jackie. But it was serious young Bobby Kennedy who faced off with Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters during the Rackets Committee hearings of the late fifties and who during the Cuban Missile Crisis possessed a dissenting voice to which the President was open to listen. When we think of the 60’s, we hear JFK’s challenge: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” RFK took up that gauntlet. He was 36 when he became the US Attorney General. At 40 he was elected US Senator and soon started his Presidential campaign. At 42 he was assassinated. History asks, What might have been had he finished the race? “For of those to whom much is given much is required.”

About the performer – Jeremy Meier serves as the Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College in Northwest Ohio. He has directed nineteen student productions at the school including Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet as well as adapted and directed texts for the stage including Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell. In addition to his portrayal of Robert Kennedy, Meier has created original solo performances for the Ohio Humanities on John Dillinger and Oliver Hazard Perry. In 2017, Meier was awarded a grant by Ohio Humanities to pilot the state’s first Chautauqua Training Program for new scholars learning to develop original figures based on historical figures.

This program is made possible the the Friends of the Library – Won’t you be a Friend?   For complete details on the Chautauqua Festival 2022 click HERE.

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Venue

Amphitheater, Transylvania County Library
212 S. Gaston St. Brevard, NC
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
Phone:
828-884-3151
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Organizer

Lisa Sheffield
Phone:
828-884-3151 x1805
Email:
lisa.sheffield@transylvaniacounty.org

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(828) 884-3151

212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712