Gathering of TR’s Two – Schedule of Events

The Second Annual Gathering of TR’s will be held in Medora July 17, 18, and 19. Tickets are just $10, and can be picked up at all ticketing locations in Medora. The day will be filled with performances, classes, and much more! Read on for all the details.

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Gathering of TRs Two – July 17-19, 2015 – Sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation – Medora, ND

(Medora, ND) – On July 17-19, 2015, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) will host its Second Annual Gathering of Theodore Roosevelt re-enactors. In 2014, six “Theodore Roosevelts” from five states came together for the first ever, “Gathering of TRs.” They shared stories and the stage, while performing their various interpretations of the Rough Rider at Medora’s Old Town Hall Theater. They were joined by one re-enactor who portrays TR’s wife, Mrs. Edith Roosevelt.

This July, at least ten TR re-enactors from nine states are confirmed, as well as the previously mentioned Mrs. Roosevelt. Highlights will include an acting class titled, “Acting Like Theodore Roosevelt.” The class will be led by Fargo-based actor/director Martin Jonason. One of Jonason’s first jobs was the portrayal of a young Theodore Roosevelt in, “Old Four Eyes,” the long running play that preceded today’s Medora Musical.

Additional TRs participating in the, “Gathering of TRs Two,” include co-hosts Joe Wiegand of Solana Beach, California, and Larry Marple of South Charleston, Ohio, who regularly share the Theodore Roosevelt duties in Medora. Audiences will also enjoy:

  • Gregg Harris – Portland, OR – “Theodore Roosevelt Honors his Father”
  • Brian Haggard – Flint, MI – “The Eighth and Ninth Commandments in Politics”
  • Mike Thompson – San Angelo, TX – “The Roosevelt Cabin”
  • Adam Lindquist – Lonsdale, MN – “The Pelican Brief: TR & the National Wildlife Refuge System”
  • Derek Evans – Wilmette, IL – “Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are”
  • Arch Ellwein – Sidney, MT – “Theodore Roosevelt: Literary Feller”
  • Steve Stark – Fargo, ND – “An Illustrated History of TR in the Badlands”

In addition to the Theodore Roosevelt re-enactors, the public will enjoy, “Tea with Mrs. Roosevelt,” featuring South Charleston Ohio’s, Julia Marple, as well as a slide show hosted by Indiana-based author, Margaret Porter Griffin on, “The Amazing Bird Collection of Young Mr. Roosevelt.”

Friday – July 17

3:30–4:30 PM – TR Salute to Medora – Wiegand (possible cameos/teasers by TRs in attendance) – Old Town Hall Theater (OTHT)

5:00–5:45PM – TRs and Guests dinner at Chuckwagon.

6:00-7:15PM – TRs & Guests greet at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue (PSF) & Welcome Center at Medora Musical promoting Saturday.

8:00–9:00PM – Social Time for TRs – Basement of OTHT

Saturday – July 18

9:00–10:45AM – Marty Jonason – Fargo, ND: “Acting Like Theodore Roosevelt” – OTHT

11:00–11:45AM  – Margaret Porter Griffin – Ft. Wayne, IN: “The Amazing Bird Collection of Young Mr. Roosevelt” – OTHT

Noon–12:45PM – Lunch – casual conversation & vignettes of our experiences as TR reprisors and re-enactors – CW

1:00–1:45PM – Larry & Julia Marple – South Charleston, OH: “Tea with Mrs. Roosevelt” – Von Hoffman House

2:00 – 2:30PM – Gregg Harris – Portland, OR: “Theodore Roosevelt Honors his Father” – OTHT

2:30 – 3:00PM – Brian Haggard – Flint, MI: “Eighth & Ninth Commandments in Politics” – OTHT

3:00 – 3:30PM – Mike Thompson – San Angelo, TX: “The Roosevelt Cabin” – OTHT

3:30 – 4:00PM – Adam Lindquist – Lonsdale, MN: “The Pelican Brief: TR & the National Wildlife Refuge System” OTHT

4:00 – 4:30PM – Derek Evans – Wilmette, IL: “Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are” OTHT

Sunday – July 19

1:00 – 1:45PM – Tea with Mrs. Roosevelt – Larry & Julia Marple – South Charleston, OH – Von Hoffman House

1:45 – 2:15PM – Arch Ellwein – Sidney, MT – “Theodore Roosevelt: Literary Feller” – Von Hoffman House

2:45 – 3:20PM – Steve Stark – Fargo, ND – “An Illustrated History of TR in the Badlands” – CW

3:30 – 4:30PM – Joe Wiegand – Solana Beach, CA – “A Man A Plan A Canal Panama” – OTHT

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