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9 Actors Perform at ISS Annual Meeting May 22, 2013

9 Actors Perform at ISS Annual Meeting May 22, 2013

9 actors played the roles of 23 characters from Illinois history at the annual meeting of the Illinois State Society held at the Army and Navy Club in DC on May 22, 2013. Shown from left to right are Mark Arnoldi, Jackie Cabrera-Funn, Glenn Forde, Jr., Larry Hart, director Cheryl Felicia Rhoads, Latonja Sinckler, Vincent Mauro, Mary Heiman, Tony Williams, and Gale Nemec. Arnoldi played the roles of Wild Bill Hickock, Congressman Henry Riggs Rathbone, and Fibber McGee. Cabrera-Funn played Anne Rutledge, Agnes Ayers, and Dr. Mona Khana. Forde played Dred Scott, Congressman Oscar Stanton DePriest, and Ernie Banks. Hart played Jimmy Petrillo and Enrico Fermi. Sinckler played aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman. Heiman played Mother Jones, Mary Logan Tucker, and Molly McGee. Mauro played Eliot Ness, Bill Veeck, and Mayor Long John Wentworth. Williams played film pioneer Oscar Micheaux, Congressman Ralph Metcalfe, and Ambassador Donald McHenry. Nemec played Aunt Lizzie Aiken, Jane Addams, and Marjorie Merriweather Post.

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