U. S. Grant--the General--Arrives at Oakdale Memorial Gardens! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dustin Oliver   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:52
Dan Haughey (hoi), professional actor and playwright from the Quad Cities, will perform his one act one-person show on Ulysses S. Grant in the Public Mausoleum at Oakdale Memorial Gardens in Davenport on September 14. The show, entitled MR. U. S. GRANT: A MAN AND A PATRIOT, focuses on U. S. Grant as the Civil War General.  Showtime will be 4:00 p.m., as a part of  Forget-Me-Not:

Victorian Day at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, which runs from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 per person, or admission is included for patrons of Forget-Me-Not: Victorian Day at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.  

Mr. Haughey holds the M. F. A. degree in theatre arts from Southern Illinois University.   He has studied acting at the Florida State University-Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training and is a 2013-14 Illinois Humanities Council “Road Scholar”.   Among his film and stage credits, he has toured MR. U. S. GRANT to schools, museums, and Civil War venues throughout the United States to include the National Park Service, The Lincoln Home auditorium, The War Memorial Museum of Virginia, the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, and the Market House in Galena, Illinois.  Grant’s Civil War era home is in Galena. This one-act play on March 23 features Grant’s rise to Civil War fame with reference to the famed soldiers of Union Army’s 2nd Iowa.  Charles Bracelen Flood, author of the book  Grant and Sherman and the award-winning Lee: The Last Years, says of Mr. Haughey’s performance "…I felt that it was an original and exceedingly worthwhile portrayal of a much misunderstood, underestimated man.  This is fine theatre: this is Grant as he really was."

For more information, contact Oakdale Memorial Gardens at 563-324-5121, located at 2501 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803.  For more on MR. U. S. GRANT, go to www.oakdalememorialgardens.org or www.danact3.com.

From September 6 to 22, 2013, the Quad Cities hosts East West Riverfest, a community-wide, two week celebration of the arts, culture and heritage thriving on this bend of the Mississippi River. Over 300 events will take place at almost 100 various theaters, music venues, galleries, historic sites, museums, parks, and attractions on both sides of the river in the Quad Cities. For more information, visit www.eastwestriverfest.com or the official Facebook page.

This event is endorsed by the  State Historical Society of Iowa’s Iowa Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. For more information on Iowa’s commemoration of the Sesquicentennial, visit www.iowahistory.org/museum/civil-war-150/index.html

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