Woodrow Wilson

Neill Hartley in: Woodrow Wilson and the Great War

Woodrow Wilson B&W - Neill Hartley

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. Woodrow Wilson, a former college professor somehow defied the odds and become President of the United States. But early success in office was soon overshadowed as Europe exploded into the most brutal war mankind had ever fought. A world filled with international intrigue, deadly U-Boat attacks and secret diplomatic communiqués that would slowly draw America into war.

See Woodrow Wilson as he struggles to protect democracy and promote peace through the League of Nations. Watch as the president and his advisors work out the details of war. Hear the moving declarations of one of the most famous American orators. Experience first-hand the extraordinary times that shaped our nation then and today. Following the performance, there is a short informational section about the early life of Woodrow Wilson, and the many technological innovations that evolved during the time period. A question and answer will conclude the presentation.

The program can be easily be adapted to fit a time slot from 40 minutes to one hour and may include any and all parts listed above. Age suitability for the show ranges from age 6 to adult, and the group size is flexible.

Neill Hartley is professional actor who has performed with many local and regional theaters and is on the theater faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. His first-person portrayals include: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, P.T. Barnum, Joshua Lionel Cowen (Lionel Trains), Sherlock Holmes, and Ichabod Crane.

“The world must be made safe for democracy.”
Woodrow Wilson 1917