An Evening with Winston Churchill
An Evening with Winston Churchill

  

 

  

To see video clips of a 2016 performance, click here.

 

 

 

"An Evening with Winston Churchill" is now available to bring one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century to your library, campus, conference, or community event.

A veteran of offering one-man dramatic shows for over 25 years, Kevin Radaker is well prepared to perform for your event any one of the following four dramatic monologues that he has compiled himself:

  • A 60-minute monologue in which Churchill focuses on World War I
  • A 60-minute monologue in which Churchill focuses on World War II
  • An 80-minute monologue in which Churchill focuses on World War II and the first decade of the Cold War
  • A 2-hour, full-length program (including an intermission) in which Churchill recalls many of the major events and moments in his 55 years as a statesman [this program is designed especially for theatre production]

 
No matter which of the above monologues you choose, each is infused with the marvelous wit and pugnacious personality of Winston Churchill, for he will spend the first 10-15 minutes humorously describing himself to some degree, including his tastes, habits and hobbies.
 
Throughout the entire monologue, Radaker's meticulous imitation of Churchill's voice and mannerisms will enhance a script that features the inspiring eloquence and sharp wit of the indomitable leader whom Time magazine recognized in 1950 as "the man of the half century."
 
After the dramatic monologue is offered, Kevin Radaker, the actor-scholar, can answer questions about Winston Churchill for 15-30 minutes, if the venue so desires.
 
This outstanding dramatic program is certain to entertain, educate, and inspire any audience as it asks them to imagine themselves at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on December 11, 1931 (for monologue 1 as described above), on March 15, 1946 (for monologue 2 as described above), or July 27, 1955 (for monologues 3 and 4 as described above). 
 
For more information or to book a performance, contact Professor Radaker at kpradaker@anderson.edu

 

Professor Radaker's research efforts in developing this dramatic portrayal received support from the Anderson University Falls Fund for Faculty Development and from the Lilly Endowment.