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King of the Mountains: The Legacy of Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir

Here at The American-Scottish Foundation we are excited to hear about a new play about the historic camping trip of President Teddy Roosevelt and Scottish naturalist John Muir.

Image via lunastage.org

Image via lunastage.org

On October 8th, Luna Stage opened its 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of King of the Mountains by playwright Ben Clawson. In this historical play, audiences are invited to take a journey back to 1903, and join President Teddy Roosevelt and Naturalist John Muir at the campfire.

For three days in May of 1903, President Roosevelt and John Muir camped alone together in the Yosemite Valley. Ben Clawson’s play is a complex look at two great men: one who expected praise and reverence for his accomplishments, and one who desired to share his own wisdom and philosophy.

Watch the two famous figures go head to head on the historic camping trip that was a milestone in the ongoing battle over what to do with our public land. This trip would contribute to the forming of The National Parks ServiceKing of the Mountains was created with the support of The Dramatists Guild Fund, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of The National Parks Service.

Performances will run until October 30th; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM, at Luna Stage Company (555 Valley Road, West Orange, New Jersey), which is a 30 minute ride via NJ Transit from NY Penn Station.

“Clawson is the playwright responsible for “The Dangers of Electric Lighting,” the terrific play about Edison and Tesla a couple of seasons ago,” reviews Ruth Ross of NJ Arts Maven.

Image via patch.com

Image via patch.com

“This time out, Clawson and Luna Stage give us another mesmerizing encounter, this time between two champions of the natural world,…they have tackled a historic event, imbued with dramatic conflict, that has not only entertained us but has taught us something as well. You won’t want to miss King of the Mountains.”

To find out more information and/or purchase tickets, call the box office at (973) 395-5551 or visit the Luna Stage website, here.

Defending the Caveman at Penn’s Landing Playhouse​: Exclusive Opportunity for ASF Members

ASF Members and Friends can enjoy special ticket pricing for Defending the Caveman, a hilarious and insightful play about the ways men and women relate.

Now playing at Penn’s Landing Playhouse in Philadelphia, Defending the Caveman is sure to make you laugh about yourself, and about all the ways that men and woman fight, laugh and love. It’s the perfect date night, including a free babysitting service during showtime!defending the caveman

Defending the Caveman was the longest running play in Broadway history, playing for over two years. Today it is a worldwide hit with productions in 45 countries!

“CAVEMAN is back and it’s still a hit! It’s hilarious! A blockbuster!” – The Washington Post

“An outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap…” – Chicago Sun Times

The play is running for a limited time- only until August 30! Get your ASF discount tickets now!

To receive this exclusive discount on tickets use ASF’s special code LSP.

Order your tickets at www.plplayhouse.com. Just select a performance date & enter code.

Or call 855-HIT-SHOW (855-448-7469) & mention code.

For group sales (12+tickets) call 888-264-1788