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Mr. Lincoln, a play by Herbert Mitgang
McLean County Museum of History
Bloomington, IL
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Mr. Lincoln, a play by Herbert Mitgang
As part of the McLean County Museum of History's activities for the annual Lincoln's Festival on Route 66, the theatrical production "Mr. Lincoln," by Herbert Mitgang and performed by John OConnor, will be presented at the Museum on Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor courtroom.

At times comic, at other times poignant, "Mr. Lincoln" is a one-man play that hits the high points of Lincolns personal and political life. Actor and political writer for the Associated Press in Springfield, John OConnor, portrays Lincoln with questioning, resolve, struggle, warmth, humor, and just about every other adjective you can imagine as the audience is taken on a two-act journey into the struggles and triumphs of our sixteenth President.

Since first being produced for New Salems Theatre in the Park in 2014, this production of Mr. Lincoln has also been presented at various Illinois location including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitors Center in Springfield, Playhouse on the Square (Jacksonville), the Speakeasy Art Center (Pekin), and at the Winneshiek Playhouse (Freeport).

John OConnor is a central Illinois actor with a long list of distinguished credits including his portrayal of the Union Captain at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum's "The Civil War" in Union Square Park, John Proctor in The Crucible at New Salems Theatre in the Park, Captain Von Trapp The Sound of Music at the Springfield Muni Opera, and the title role in their Sweeney Todd. Other favorite roles include Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, Adam Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and John Wilkes Booth in Assassins.

Tickets will be $12 for the general public and $10 for members of the Museum. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the McLean County Museum of History, 200 North Main Street, Bloomington, Illinois, 61701.

For more information about this event, please contact the Education Department at (309) 827-0428 or

For more information about Lincolns Festival on Route 66 and a complete listing of activities at all participating locations, please visit


McLean County Museum of History (View)
200 North Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
United States


Arts > Theatre
Other > Festivals

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