Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle
One-Man Show, One Night Only
Sarasota, FL – Feb. 8, 2008 – Theater patrons will marvel at the indomitable will and ambition of Charles Lindbergh in the one-man show Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle presented at the Historic Asolo Theater at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art on March 15, 2008. The show is written and performed by Steve Carroll.
“Theatergoers will be inspired through Carroll’s interpretation of this mysterious, yet intriguing and inspirational legend,” said Dwight Currie Curator of Theater Programming at the Ringling Museum of Art. “The strength and complexity of Charles Lindbergh’s character and life will be releaved in this one-man show.”
Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of Charles Lindbergh, one of the nation’s most recognized individuals. Also known as “The Lone Eagle” and the “Lucky Lindy,” Lindbergh unwilling became the media’s first “superstar,” when he completed the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927. He again became the spotlight of the media surrounding the kidnapping and death of his first child.
Beyond the media spotlight on his life, Lindbergh used his talents and interests to serve the public good. He served several branches of the military both as a civilian and a commissioned general, was instrumental in the invention of an artificial heart and lung, fought for the conservation of sea mammals and won a Pulitzer prize for his book, The Spirit of St. Louis.
A Lindbergh historian and actor, Carroll will add a personal touch to Lindbergh’s life in this one-man show. The show was originally produced at the New Jersey Repertory Company and has traveled around the nation.
Tickets for Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle are $25 and $20 for Ringling Members. Tickets are available by calling the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at 941.360.7399. Show times are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
For more information visit www.ringling.org.