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  • (September 19, 1972 - October 1, 1972) He acted in James Goldman's play, "The Lion in Winter," at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, Illinois with Donald May, Floyd King, Helen Wagner, Kathy Taylor, and J.P. Dougherty.
  • (1973) He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "Suddenly Last Summer," with Katharine Houghton and Sylvia Sidney at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • (1974) He acted in the play, "Freedom of the City," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Lenny Baker, Frances Hyland, directed by William Woodman.
  • (1970) In Robert Hivnor's play "The Assault Upon Charles Sumner" at Chicago's Kingston Mines Theater he played Sumner (1811-1874), Republican senator from Massachusetts, who sat writing at his desk in the Senate Chamber in May of 1856 when he was brutally assaulted by Rep. Preston Brooks of South Carolina. Angered by Sumner's "Crimes against Kansas" speech, in which Sumner had criticized Brooks' uncle, South Carolina senator Andrew Butler, Brooks struck Sumner repeatedly with his heavy cane. Sumner's long absence from the Senate to recuperate from the attack served as a powerful symbol of the tensions between North and South in the years before the Civil War. Sumner later returned to the Senate, where he authored the nation's first civil rights legislation. He died in 1874. The cast included Jack Wallace, Michael Williams, Chuck Bailey, Roberta Custer, Gail Wilson, Jim Brady, Allan Chambers, Jonathan Abarbanel and, as Brooks, Gary Houston. June Pyskacek directed.

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