‘An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt’ comes to the Vail library with legendary local performer James Overcash’s one-man show | VailDaily.com

‘An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt’ comes to the Vail library with legendary local performer James Overcash’s one-man show

The Life of Teddy Roosevelt is brought to life by actor and historian, James “Coot” Overcash, in a one-man show "The Crowded Hour: An Evening With Teddy Roosevelt." It's free, and starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Vail public library.
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What: The Crowded Hour: An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt, presented by legendary local performer James C. Overcash

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 1

Where: Vail public library

Cost: Free

Information: The performance is free and history buffs and lovers of live theatre are encouraged to attend. Email info@bluecreek.com or call 970-328-5855.

VAIL — Teddy Roosevelt’s words, stories, and philosophies will come to life as legendary local actor and performer James C. Overcash presents “An Evening With Teddy Roosevelt.

The performance, “The Crowded Hour,” is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, in the Vail library.

“The show is a dynamic presentation that uses the words of Theodore Roosevelt, historical recounts and imagined meetings with people from his time to bring us into his world,” Overcash said. “The Crowded Hour takes the audience on a tour of the Roughrider President’s life and the world he changed with his delightful and bully personality.”

Perhaps more than any other time in American history, Roosevelt’s words are resonating across the country, Overcash said.

“Teddy’s courage, honesty, perseverance and profound vision for America shine as guiding beacons,” Overcash said. “He taught us what it means to be an American and how this country shines when we are at our best.”

Teddy Roosevelt was a soldier and statesman, explorer and scientist, historian and author.

Overcash has been performing on stage since elementary school, about the same time he became a fan of Theodore Roosevelt. A valley local since 1974, he has been a part of Actors Theatre Project Improv Company and multiple local professional and amateur productions, including “The Art of Dining,” “Rainmaker,” “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Art.”

He is a noted storyteller, actor, historian and educator who has developed a deep fondness for all things “Teddy.” His latest work, “The Crowded Hour: An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt,” is a one-man show produced in association with Blue Creek Productions.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

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