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Library event to feature Abe Lincoln & Mark Twain
Friday, June 07, 2013 7:42 PM

PAULDING – Back by popular demand is nationally acclaimed performer Dave Ehlert, of Branson, Mo. He will perform a 90-minute theatrical drama as both Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln in “Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain & the Civil War.”

This free event will be performed at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the OSU Extension Building located on the Paulding County Fairgrounds. Call the library at 419-399-2032 to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served.

Ehlert began performing in 1967 as Elvis in what has become the longest running Elvis tribute show in the world. He has been featured on television shows including “Oprah,” “CNN Showbiz” and “CBS Nightwatch,” and he was also the first performer inducted into the Worldwide Elvis Performer’s Hall of Fame.

Seven years ago, the seasoned performer began concentrating his efforts on his portrayal of Mark Twain. Ehlert has since perfected his Mark Twain character and he even performed as Twain in May 2012 as the first event in the library’s Centennial Celebration series.

Since then, he added a portrayal of Abe Lincoln to his repertoire, which is sure to delight and educate audience members.

Ehlert said those who attend the performance can expect an evening of historical drama, humor and education to illustrate how a Union President and a Confederate deserter fought against slavery and racism in pre- and post-Civil War days.