Marquis de Lafayette (Goldman)

Ben Goldman as the Marquis de LafayettePortrayed by Ben Goldman

Lafayette came from an extremely prominent family in France. He traveled to the United States in search of adventure and prestige; Lafayette’s youthful idealism and courage brought him to a session of Congress in Philadelphia.  When Lafayette offered to pay his own expenses in the colonial fight for independence, Congress appointed him a major-general.  The next day, Lafayette met General George Washington and this was the start of a lifelong father-son relationship between the two men. At the Battle of Brandywine, Lafayette’s first battle, the young soldier sustained a leg wound that took more than 2 months to heal. But he served gallantly and with courage, inspiring others.

Young Lafayette was a skilled soldier, an impassioned speaker, an influential motivator, a committed diplomat, a Mason. Ben’s resemblance to Lafayette, his excellent French vocabulary and accent, as well as his quick mind all combine for a dramatic, authentic portrayal of the passionate patriot.

Invite the Marquis de Lafayette to international events, at father-son gatherings, at Revolutionary War battle re-enactments, in parades, and at Masonic programs:

• Educational Programs: Programs for Schools, Libraries, Museums, Historical Sites
• Keynote Speaker: Individual or panel participants speaking on topics such as Leadership, Teambuilding, Negotiation
• Parades: Participant
• Parties: Meet & Greet, Mix & Mingle, Propose Toasts, Pose for Photo Ops
• Ben Goldman: Bio of Actor/Historian, Reenactor, or Imperson