MOUNT VERNON – The name Howard Hughes brings many things to mind: business tycoon, aviator, inventor, filmmaker, Spruce Goose, recluse with fear of germs and eccentric behavior. The fact is that Hughes means so many things it is hard to know who the real man really was. On Thursday, July 16, you will be able to decide for yourself as Howard Hughes, portrayed by Jim Stoner, will speak at the Chautauqua Series, held at ThePlace@TheWoodward [120 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio].
Jim Stoner has presented many characters during the 9 year history of the Chautauqua Series, including among others: Woody Hayes, Paul Lynde, John F. Kennedy and Edgar Allan Poe. Opening for the program will be Desmond Wall. The doors open at 6 PM, Desmond Wall will perform music to set the mood at 7 PM with Howard Hughes taking the stage at approximately 7:45. Immediately after Hughes presentation, the microphones will be open for a question and answer period with the audience.
These programs are brought to you on a donation basis and organized and presented by the members of the locally based trio Elixir and supported in part by a grant from the Ariel Foundation. For more information on this or upcoming programs, visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. If you would like a gentle reminder on the Sunday before each program please contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.