The H. Earl Clack Museum Foundation again is bringing a local dramatist to its annual meeting and fundraising dinner, this time appearing as one of the nation’s most famous presidents.
Martin Holt will play Teddy Roosevelt Sunday during the annual meeting and fundraiser, acting in an adaptation of David Simmon’s one-man play “Badlands Adventure. ”
Holt said this morning that the play, depicting some of Roosevelt’s experiences while he was in the North Dakota badlands, has its somber moments, but mostly is humorous.
“It was some of the adventures he had working as a cowboy, and how they shaped his philosophy as president, ” Holt said.
The event is set to start at 3 p. m. in the Duck Inn Vineyard Room with a no-host cocktail. The $50 tickets gains admission for the dinner and theater as well as a one-year membership to Friends of the Clack Museum.
Holt has been a regular performer at the annual meetings, including last year performing his original play about the 1911 shootout at the First National Bank in Harlem, a role he also performed in 2008 when he read local author Gary Wilson’s account of the story during the foundation’s annual meeting.
This year’s presentation continues the local theme for entertainment at the annual event, although this play is not specific to the Hi-Line.
‘This isn’t Havre history, but it is a history of the West, ” Holt said.
He added that he keenly encourages everyone to attend the meeting, with the proceeds going to a worthy cause, the Friends of the Museum.
“They work hard to keep the culture and history of Havre and the area alive, ” Holt said.
Tickets are available at the H. Earl Clack Museum in the Holiday Village Mall, at the Great Northern Best Western Inn, at Murphy’s Pub and at The Coffee Hound.