News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 15, 2013

See one-man show ‘Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War’ in Paris

News Release

---- — Dave Ehlert will portray Abraham Lincoln and Samuel Clemens in the one-man show “Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War” on Sept. 9 at at First Baptist Church in Paris, Ill.

Friends of the Paris Library are sponsoring the free 90-minute show, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CDT.

Ehlert is a Branson, Mo., stage performer who appeared as Twain at a Friends event last year. He said that those who attend this performance can expect an evening of historical drama, humor and education that illustrates how a Union President and a Confederate deserter fought against slavery and racism in pre- and post-Civil War days.

The church is at 201 S. Central, in Paris. For more information, call the Paris Public Library at 217-463-3950 or visit