"The World of Carl Sandburg" with commentary and continuity by Norman Corwin, was first performed on Broadway and in a touring production by Bette Davis and Gary Merrill. It covers Sandburg's illustrious career as poet, novelist, children's author, Lincoln biographer and, as Corwin puts it, "the best-known and most-loved literary figure in America." Roger Fristoe has performed this show in various ensembles ranging from two to five people and has now pared the program down to an hour's length and one performer. A local reviewer described his solo performance as, "in a word, fantastic."
Show Time: April 29, 7:00 PM
Doors Open: 6:15pm
Reserved Seating: 502-314-4124
Tickets: $20, Includes wine, soft drinks, desserts
Roger has a history with LCP, having performed leading roles there in such plays as "Sylvia," "The Boys Next Door" and "Blithe Spirit," as well as in a special concert version of "The Lion in Winter," which he also directed. In 2015 he appeared at LCP with Mary Ann Johnson in the anthology "The Love Game," performed as a benefit for the theater. Roger has acted with most local theater companies in the Kentuckiana area including Actor's Choice, Eve Theatre Louisville, Pandora Productions, Wayward Actors, The Necessary Theatre, The Drama Studio, Bunbury and Clarksville Little Theatre. Outstanding roles of recent times have included Charlotte in "I Am My Own Wife," "Henry in "The Lion in Winter," Dysart in "Equus," George in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and Sidney in "Deathtrap." Roger also performs the one-man show "An Evening Without Noel Coward." Retired as the film critic for The Courier-Journal, Roger now works as a free-lance writer for Turner Classic Movies.