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On Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. the Leach Library will host Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, as he is brought vividly to life by historical re-enactor, J.T. Turner.

J.T. Turner is a professional actor, director, voice-talent and a veteran of over 140 stage productions, with credits in film, radio, and television. For more than twenty-six years, Turner has been bringing his unique talent and humor to audiences around the area with his professional storytelling, seminars, and public speaking engagements. He is the Artistic Director of The Actors Company, based in Ipswich , MA ; as well as a historical re-enactor, who tours as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Dickens, Aesop, and William Shakespeare. Turner can be heard in many audio recordings, and on XM radio, as Father Brown in “The Father Brown Series.”

In this one-man show, Turner recreates the rich and colorful life of Benjamin Franklin, one of the world’s greatest statesmen and authors. Weaving a tale of history and humor, Dr. Franklin will recount his life from his youth in Boston through his days as a printer in Philadelphia , and then his years as an inventor, philanthropist, and revolutionary.

This presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room.

AFTER PARTY: "Wine and Cheese" at Peanut's!!!  (603)[masked]

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  • Deb 0.

    Excellent ! History presented in an animated manner is fun and I actually learned more than I though I knew.

    February 22, 2013

  • jim

    I thought Ben Franklin was great! He brought history alive and we were spellbound. What a great actor and performance; I hope to see more of these types of one man plays.

    February 22, 2013

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    February 22, 2013

  • Cindy M

    Sorry not going to make it

    February 21, 2013

  • Gabriel

    sorry to have to cancel .. Mary Lou has to work tonight ..

    February 21, 2013

  • 75Jen

    Have a good night wish I was more of a history buff

    February 21, 2013

  • Pam T.

    I might bring a friend but I don't know yet! Sounds very interesting though and I love history so count me in!

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I am not working late, I will be there.

    February 17, 2013

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