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October 18, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Details:
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Library Courtyard
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Playbill cover for "Empires Fall" by Marlin Fitzwater, featuring a chess board ripped in half
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Meet and Greet Reception with Marlin Fitzwater, celebrating his play, "Empires Fall"

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Eisenhower Foundation and Eisenhower Presidential Library, in partnership with Great Plains Theatre, are pleased to host this opportunity to meet and greet Marlin Fitzwater. His play, "Empires Fall," will open at Great Plains Theatre, just blocks from the reception, at 7:30 that same evening. Fitzwater, the only press secretary in U. S. history to be appointed by two Presidents, chose Abilene, Kansas, his hometown, for the world premiere. "Empires Fall" is about the relationship of President George H.W. Bush and USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in the two years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Both men attempt to bring an end to the cold war in a fashion that, while being in the best interest of their country, also protects the world. More relevant than ever, "Empires Fall" is a theatrical event not to be missed. The play runs October 18 - 27. Visit the Great Plains Theatre website for more information or to purchase tickets.