Based in Moline, IL, actor and educator Dan Haughey offers two programs in uniform, as a Road Scholar for Illinois Humanities:
Presentation 1 – Mr. U. S. Grant: A Man and A Patriot!
Troubled by the controversy of the Battle of Shiloh, in 1862, “in the field” as Grant, struggling with eulogy of my best friend and subordinate officer, General C. F. Smith, as Dan flashbacks to reflect on the parallels to my life as a citzen-soldier from West Point, the Mexican War, hard times between the wars, and through the early challenges of the Civil War, including life in Illinois. (There is a companion second second-act can be about Grant as President, as a separate add-on event). The one-act is poignant view of Grant’s private and public life, and his values of serving his Country and promoting unity.
Presentation 2 – Ulysses Grant.. A Visit at Headquarters (Virtual, Live-stream Presentation)
Focuses on Grant’s rise to Civil War fame as General of Union Armies in the Western in Theatre, culminating in the Battle of Shiloh. History-lovers will enjoy this up-close visit with the General in his headquarters, between battles.
Dan Haughey (hoy) of East Moline holds a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in English from Eastern Kentucky University, an MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in playwriting and production from Southern Illinois University, and attended the Florida State University-Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training. Dan is an actor, singer, director, playwright and teaching-artist. Dan has toured his one-person shows on Ulysses S. Grant, MR. U. S. GRANT, in nine states since 1981.