The one-man play presented as part of the City's 11th annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration February 13 will air on 5 CITY-TV (government access cable channel 5) at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 20. "Abraham Lincoln Carved in Stone" is a 90-minute play written and performed by Chicago actor Richard Marlatt. About 500 people attended the play Sunday at Lincoln Southeast High School.
The celebration was presented by the City of Lincoln with support from the Nebraska Humanities Council, Lincoln Benefit Life, the Lincoln Public Schools and Cornhusker Bank.
Marlatt, a member of Actor's Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild, presented the first workshop production of the play in Lincoln in the summer of 2009 as part of Nebraska Repertory Theatre's "Destination" series. He also has appeared in Nebraska Rep mainstage productions — The Drawer Boy, Metamorphoses, Moonlight and Magnolias and Anatomy of Gray.
A working professional actor and director since 1980, Marlatt has a Fine Arts Degree in Theatre and Interpretation. He has trained at The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain's Acting Studio in London and was the first Philip Meister Scholarship recipient at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York. He has taught independent Masters Workshops as a Guest Artist in schools, colleges and universities since 1981.