Rare Appearance of Abraham Lincoln in Providence this Saturday
Providence Actor Robb Dimmick makes a rare appearance as Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, September 7th at 7:00pm at the First Baptist Church in America, 75 North Main Street, Providence. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of his enduring Gettysburg Address, Lincoln will recount his military life, ordeals as Commander in Chief, and the days leading up to his delivery of the address. Sponsored by the Roger Williams National Memorial, the performance will end with a stirring recitation of The Gettysburg Address. The event is free and open to the public.
Dimmick’s portrayal of Abraham Lincoln has been regarded as one of the most authentic in the nation by historians at Brown University, the Naval War College, and re-enactors throughout New England. Drawing from a script entirely of Lincoln’s own words, culled from speeches, writings and recorded conversations, his performance reveals the complexity of Lincoln. One of the very few performers to use Lincoln’s extraordinary sense of wit and humor, Mr. Dimmick has performed his A. Lincoln Portrait throughout the country for more than thirty years.
Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636.