Artist / Program Description:
Lance Brown's Will Rogers Now! is a journey into the roots of the American experience. Brown's innovative and original script draws audiences deep into Will Rogers' world - from his youth as a working cowboy to the height of his career as America's favorite humorist. Based on the theatrical premise that Rogers is dropping down to visit his audience from heaven, Brown, as Rogers, points up the ironies of how little has changed since Will's day. Will Rogers, Jr. said, "Your show on my father was excellent. You not only portrayed my father and his humor, but you pictured the background of the country at the time so the remarks had bite. Then, to top it off, you added several sides of Will Rogers the entertainer by roping and singing. It was an audience holding performance." Brown brings you trick roping, songs from the old cowboys and the Roaring '20s, but mostly Will Rogers' irrepressible spirit, plenty of laughs, and hope for our troubled times.