Abraham Lincoln Portrayed by Steven Holgate
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005
Cost: Donations Welcome
Steve Holgate has been portraying Abraham Lincoln onstage, in classrooms and in other public venues for sixteen years. He has performed before audiences on the West Coast and Washington, DC, as well as in Mexico, Bahrain and Sri Lanka.
“I think it’s important for Americans to have a real understanding of who Lincoln was and what he did,” Holgate says. “He wasn’t a statue or a saint, but a man who struggled as any of us does to find meaning in his life and work. His ability to transcend his limitations, evolve a vision for the country and unite the nation behind that vision is what makes him perhaps our most inspiring figure.”
Steve Holgate has been an actor for more than forty years, taking leads in such diverse plays as “The Lion in Winter,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “Harvey,” and “Finian’s Rainbow.”
In addition to his theatrical experience, Holgate served as a staffer for the United States Congress and the Oregon State Senate before joining the Foreign Service in 1984. While in the Foreign Service he was posted to Paris, Madagascar, Morocco, Mexico and Sri Lanka as well as Washington, D.C.
Mr. Holgate resides in Portland, Oregon.
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