La Muse Venale Presents HONESTLY ABE at The Actors' Temple
La Muse Venale, Inc. presents Robert L. Hecker's, HONESTLY ABE, a musical tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak shining a light on a little-known early chapter in the life of President Abraham Lincoln. Directed by M. Stefan Stozier, “Honestly Abe” is performing Off Broadway at The Actors’ Temple at 339 West 47th Street.
Set in Indiana in the late 1820s, and based on historical fact, Honestly Abe presents the young Abe Lincoln as a lanky, prankster boy who loves to read and who can tell a yarn with the best of them. Close to both his mother and sister, while never quite seeing eye-to-eye with his father, Abe dreams of the day he can quit the family farm, leave his life of "rail-splitting" in the past and become a riverboat pilot. But family tragedies, a desire for revenge and the advice of a close friend will cause him to change his plans, setting him on the path toward the law and politics, but not before leaving someone very special behind.
Robert L. Hecker enlisted in the Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor. He completed thirty missions as a lead bombardier on B-17s and was awarded six Air Medals; four battle stars, a Unit Citation and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Shortly after the war ended, he began a free-lance writing career for radio and television. Robert Is a graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse and the Westlake College of Music and a member of the WGA, the Dramatists Guild, and the Alliance of LA Playwrights.
“Honestly Abe” is directed by M. Stefan Strozier a director, producer, author and playwright. Strozier has directed and produced a variety of plays. His productions have had successful run Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway.
The Actors' Temple Theatre is located at 339 West 47th St. between 8th and 9th Aves. Shows are running open-ended Friday @ 2:00 pm and Sunday @ 11:00 am.