LONN PRESSNALL is one of the premiere Abraham Lincoln actors and presenters who really looks and acts like Mr. Lincoln
Lonn Pressnall portrays Abraham Lincoln with respect and appreciation for Lincoln's dignity and humor. Lincoln was a native genius with a command of American and British poetry, especially Shakespeare. Lonn brings to life Lincoln's love of theatre, his fascination with machines and technology, his interest in river and railway transportation, the law and constitution, and the Divine Providence.
2015 Availability: January 15 - June 15 and August 15 - November 15
Meet and Greet
Lonn will appear as Mr. Lincoln and circulate in first-person at conferences or special events.
Meet Mr. Lincoln
A flexible program designed to introduce elementary school children to Lincoln, his family and the importance of reading and language. May run 20 to 55 minutes.
Fairest Portion of the Earth
A short speech discussing the Sangamon River, Central Illinois, rivers, water, wind power, and conservation punctuated with anecdotes and humor.
The Last Best Hope
is a thirty to fifty minute play showing the dynamic relationship between Frederick Douglass and Lincoln. the show features their contacts at the White House and the Old Soldiers Home during the summers of 1862 through 1864.
A. Lincoln: A Touch of the Poet
is a thirty minute program with poetry, British, Scottish, Irish and Lincoln's own verse punctuated with anecdotes and humor. The show demonstrates Lincoln's familiarity with and fondness for Shakespeare.