Mr LincolnMr. Lincoln


  April 17, 18, 19, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. @ the Indoor Theatre
  By Herbert Mitgang
  Directed by Carly Shank

In  association with the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Coalition, TIP presents, Mr. Lincoln.  Performed by John O’Connor, Mr. Lincoln shares Abraham Lincoln’s life and mind from the moments of his youth, to the maturity in Illinois as an advocate, and on to the momentous years he spent in Washington as the great emancipator of the Civil War. The events and ideas are rooted in historical records and new discoveries about Lincoln the man, the husband, the wartime commander in chief, the president with special emphasis on Lincoln's own brilliant language. Discover the inner life of the human, humorous, and often troubled president's personal and public self.

Performed byJohn OConnor

John O’Connor (Mr. Lincoln) 
A veteran area actor, John's favorite roles include Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, Adam Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Bill Sykes in Oliver! (Muni and TIP); Callahan in Legally Blonde: The Musical (Roxy Theatricals); Lawrence Jamieson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Springfield Theatre Centre). John is a political writer for The Associated Press at the Capitol.