|Arts Council Presents 'Churchill' On March 19, 2018|
Covington, VA (March 10, 2018) - The Alleghany Highlands Arts Council will present the one-man drama "Churchill" on Monday evening March 19 at Curfman Hall in Covington High School beginning at 7:30 pm.
British-born actor and playwright Andrew Edlin stars as Winston Churchill in his one-man play set in a wartime bunker beneath the streets of London on April 5, 1955. This is the day an 80 year-old Churchill must decide if he is going to resign his position as Prime Minister. Using wit, pathos, portions of some of his legendary speeches, some shrewd observation and a few funny stories, the audience can experience Churchill's extraordinary life and learn why he is remembered more than merely one of history's greatest figures but as an imperishable legend.
Mr. Edlin has performed in numerous productions Born in Brighton, he is the grandson of well-known actor Tubby Edlin. He was educated at Oxford University where he was awarded a scholarship in history. He studied the Sanford Meisner acting technique before relocating to the United States in 1990.
While in the Alleghany Highlands, Edlin will conduct Lecture/demonstrations for students at Covington and Alleghany High Schools. This residency is funded by a grant from The Alleghany Foundation.
Winston Churchill has always been a popular historic figure but has received renewed interest most recently with the release of the movie "Darkest Hour" where Gary Oldman was awarded an Academy Award for portrayal of Britian's most famous Prime Minister.
Tickets are $18 adults and $8 students. They can be purchased online at www.alleghanyarts4all.com,/a> or at the door at CHS on Monday evening. For more information call the Arts Council at 962-ARTS.