CHURCHILL, THE PLAY.
Adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton
Directed by Kurt Johns
Presented by SoloChicago Theatre Company
Sold out and multiple extensions at:
Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago.
Churchill played for six successful months:
Off-Broadway at New World Stages, NYC.
Then back to The Greenhouse Theater Center:
Chicago for a 9 week return engagement.
Now looking to other cities.
ABOUT CHURCHILL, THE PLAY.
It is March 1946. In the past year, Winston Churchill has led Britain and the Allies to victory in the European Theatre of World War II. He has also shockingly been defeated for re-election as Prime Minister. Sitting in forced retirement with his wife Clementine at their Chartwell home, Churchill receives an invitation from President Harry Truman to speak in the States…at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he will deliver his legendary, emphatic “Iron Curtain” speech. He arrives in Fulton to an informal and esoteric gathering of friends and supporters, and shares his life in flashback and in storytelling.
Experience the man who famously proclaimed, “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter…” In CHURCHILL, the influential Nobel Prize laureate discusses his failures and his successes; his love of art, liquor and women; and the bravery of Britain’s finest hour.
CHURCHILL THE PLAY RUNS 1 HOUR 50 MINUTES