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This video was made possible thanks to a generous grant from Gerald Kolpan and the PHILO Project (www.philoproject.org)

Neill Hartley as Woordrow Wilson

AHT Debut Performance:

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War

Neill Hartley is president Woodrow Wilson in this captivating and exciting one–man show set in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. This fully staged historical presentation will entertain and educate audiences all ages.

When: Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Where: East Jersey Olde Towne Village / Indian Queen Tavern
1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ

(732) 745-3030

Upcoming Events

Rosa Parks, Brought to Life by Alex Ford

Thu, Feb 23 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Rosa Parks in Woodbridge, NJ
Woodbridge Public Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza Woodbridge Township, NJ, 07095
This one hour presentation of “Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact April Kane (732) 634-4450 x 7128

Sun, Feb 26 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson in Piscataway NJ
Indian Queen Tavern at East Jersey Old Town Village 1050 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
Woodrow Wilson and the Great War! Neill Hartley is president Woodrow Wilson in this captivating and exciting one–man show set in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. This fully staged historical presentation will entertain and educate audiences all ages. Phone Number: (732) 745-3030

Sun, Feb 26 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson in Piscataway NJ
Indian Queen Tavern at East Jersey Old Town Village 1050 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
Woodrow Wilson and the Great War! Neill Hartley is president Woodrow Wilson in this captivating and exciting one–man show set in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. This fully staged historical presentation will entertain and educate audiences all ages. Phone Number: (732) 745-3030

Wed, Mar 1 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Dominion of Conscience”
Pequannock Township Public Library, 477 Newark, Pompton Tpke. Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
This one hour presentation of “Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Dominion of Conscience” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Debbie Maynard (973) 835-7460

Tue, Mar 14 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena.”
Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092
This one hour presentation of “Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Elisa Sananman (908) 789-3670

Additional Events

rosa quote

Rosa Parks said: “I’d see the bus pass by me every day…but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white one.”

On December 1, 1955, what did one woman on a Montgomery Alabama Bus do to deserve such accolades and why? What drove her to her actions and what did she hope to achieve? How did this change her life, and the lives of others in the United States? Rosa Parks’ story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. Sometimes, we have to take a seat to be heard and knowingly place our personal comfort aside in order to bring about the changes that will help “We the People…” form that “…more Perfect Union” that is our Nation’s promise.