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Prairie Center for the Arts presents Ron Keaton as Churchill

10644588_1475734169344035_3480688760231596037_o-copySchaumburg, IL (September 14, 2016) – The Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts welcomes Ron Keaton as Churchill on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Experience the man who famously proclaimed, “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter…” Ron Keaton, a veteran Chicago actor who has performed everything from musicals to Shakespeare, arrives on stage in the iconic Churchillian suit, with bow tie and watch fob, and the more you watch him and listen to him, the more he becomes the man himself. It is a triumphant performance, capturing the essence of the man without mimicry of any kind.

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune Theater Critic says: “He (Keaton) figured out that what makes the late, great wartime British prime minister interesting in theater terms is not his bombast or strong leadership — that we already know — but his ideas, his mortality, his response to failure, his vulnerability.”

Tickets for the Ron Keaton as Churchill are $25 ($23 for seniors and students) and can be ordered online at www.prairiecenter.org or by calling 847-895-3600. The Prairie Center is located at 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL.

Contact: Rob Pileckis, Production Supervisor, (847) 923-3607, rpileckis@ci.schaumburg.il.us

High resolution images of Ron Keaton as Churchill and other Prairie Center programs can be downloaded at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9coWDdqjt-EOUQtY2ZtTXpibFE&usp=sharing

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