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Edlin plays Churchill in 20th anniversary benefit show

Apr 28, 2017

Fairfield’s own playwright and actor, Andrew Edlin, returns to the Sondheim Center to reprise his tour de force one-man show as the charismatic statesman, orator and wit Sir Winston Churchill at 7:30 p.m. May 5.

It is 20 years since Edlin premiered his “Churchill” show at the Odyssey Stage on 16th Street. It took three years to research and write, and has been constantly updated and edited.

This performance is to benefit The African Violet Foundation, and its vital work to help needy children and families in the community, and to support The Fairfield Middle School GOAL class field trips, for which student costs have to be raised by donation and fund raising.

A memorable evening with one of the world’s most legendary characters, Edlin’s powerful performance segues from iconic speeches and funny stories, to private revelations and brilliant commentary.

Edlin’s “Churchill” is a two-act portrayal of the famous British statesman, author, orator, journalist and soldier.

It is April 1955, Churchill, age 80, agonizes in his wartime bunker below London whether to finally resign as prime minister as the Cold War gathers pace. He is old, tired and losing his grip. As he tries to decide, he rolls back the years and reviews his uniquely eventful career, filled with history changing events and people, glorious speeches, pithy comments, witty stories, his checkered relationship with his family and all the wit and wisdom that has made Churchill beyond merely one of history’s greatest figures into an imperishable legend.

General admission tickets to “Churchill” are $20 for adults and $10 for youth under 18 years. Tickets are available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center ticket office, 472-2787 and www.FairfieldACC.com .

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