Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tucson: The Comedy Playhouse presents FIRESIDE CHATS WITH FDR

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From: Comedy Playhouse []
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:47 AM

Contact: Bruce Bieszki

Announcing: The Opening of "The Fireside Chats with FDR"

The Comedy Playhouse

Location: 3620 N. 1st Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85719 in the First and Prince Plaza.

Production: "The Fireside Chats with FDR"
by James Gooden

Run: July 2 – July 4
Days and Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm
Reservations: 520-260-6442
Ticket Cost: Regular $18.00 Seniors $16.00

A Tucson Independence Day tradition continues.

On March 12, 1933, Franklin Roosevelt took to the airwaves at the height of the banking crisis to talk to the American people. His goal was to urge the populace to have faith in the banking system and support his New Deal measures. This was the first in a series of 30 "Fireside Chats."

The "Fireside Chats" covered topics such as the Declaration of War with Japan, the US economic conditions, the Work Relief Program and the progress of the war. He used a simple and direct conversational style that connected strongly with the American people. He continued the "chats" until June 12, 1944.

First performed on July 4th 2007, James Gooden has constructed a show based on these "Fireside Chats." Interwoven with personal anecdotes, he reveals the wit and wisdom of our 32nd president. The result is a show filled with history, nostalgia, humor and patriotism, the perfect fair for the 4th of July weekend.

Featured performers in "The Fireside Chats with FDR" are James Gooden and Elizabeth Gooden.

The show lasts two hours. There is a fifteen-minute intermission. The Comedy Playhouse has lit, adjacent parking.

Come for the history of it! Come for the fun of it!

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