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Contact: Jennifer Gonsalves, 401.521.7266
Abraham Lincoln Returns to Providence
in Gala Event
To commemorate Lincoln’s birthday, Roger Williams National Memorial presents “An Evening with Abraham Lincoln” on Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:45 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in America, 75 North Main Street in Providence. The event is free and open to the public. For information please call(401) 521-7266
This gala event brings back Robb Dimmick in his tour de force re-enactment, which sold out last February. Dimmick has performed his one man show for 26 years throughout the eastern seaboard and has distinguished himself as one of the most authentic portrayers of the 16th president.
The Providence Journal says, “Dimmick plays Lincoln warts and all.” The nation’s foremost Lincoln scholar, John Hope Franklin calls Dimmick’s presentation, “A wonderful, wonderful Abraham Lincoln.” And the Argus-Champion declares, “Dimmick's Lincoln is a man of half-stooped stature, trying to shoulder the weight of the world.”
This setting for this presentation has particular historical resonance, as Roger Williams, a champion for freedom and liberty and for whom the National Memorial is named, was the founder of The First Baptist Church in America.