One of APT’s First Productions, Returns to the Stage! Play by David Connelly. Q&A after every show!
Osborne was a major industrialist, pioneer educator, powerful politician, prison reformer. He applied to each of those fields the radical democratic principles of the women who raised him, particularly Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright, Susan B. Anthony, and Harriet Tubman. He made himself the most powerful political force in his time against Tammany Hall. He thwarted the scheme of the narcissist mogul publisher William Randolph Hearst to be President. He ushered into politics and mentored the man who would become the Twentieth Century’s most important president, Franklin Roosevelt. Meanwhile, the audience meets the strange politics genius who made FDR’s political career possible.
Starring: Eric Brooks
plays Thomas Mott Osborne in this one-man play. He is familiar to APT’s audience most recently as R.D.C. Carter in Precious Nonsense in the summer of 2017. This was a role he originated in the world premiere of Precious Nonsense at Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre Company. Also at the Kitchen, he has starred in: Peter and the Starcatcher, Heroes, The Price, Talley’s Folly, The Unexpected Man, Iron, Between East and West, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Six Apparitions of Lenin Appear on the Piano. Regional credits include A View From the Bridge, The Iceman Cometh (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Comedy of Errors, Guys and Dolls, She Loves Me (Meadow Brook Theatre, Detroit), South Pacific (St. Louis Muny). Among his New York appearances: Henry V and Richard II for the 11th Hour Company, King John at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Her First Roman with the York Theatre, and Naked Will at Performance Space 122. He also spent several years as Dr. Louis Darnell on the long-running soap opera, Guiding Light.