Book, music, and lyrics by Keith Hovis
Directed by Ron Peluso
Musical direction by Brian Pekol
How do you define a legacy?
In 1938, Harold Stassen was dubbed Boy Wonder and the future of the Republic party after being elected the Governor of Minnesota at age 31. By 1992, Stassen's political career ended as a perennial candidate who sought, and lost, his bid for the Republican presidential nomination a record nine-times.
What came in-between is the story of a war hero who helped create the United Nations and served as a key player in the Eisenhower administration. But also the story of a man who routinely fought to redefine a party that was not ready for change, defying those he needed most to make it to the White House. From writer/composer Keith Hovis comes a new musical that explores the life of a man who was supposed to be President. Until he wasn’t.
Bring to Class:
Location: Online via Zoom. Link and password will be sent on Thursday, October 29. Streaming of this presentation will be available from Friday, October 30 to Thursday, November 5.