A Bite of History Presented at UD with Story of Charles Lindbergh

Feb 20, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its new B.I.T.E Size Series with Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, performed by professional actor Steve Carroll, on Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20, in Babka Theatre. Soar with Lucky Lindy in the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis as he battles bad weather, exhaustion, and ghosts to emerge as the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. Then experience the crushing worldwide fame that overwhelms this shy Minnesota country boy when he lands at Le Bourget Airport.

B.I.T.E. stands for Babka Intimate Theatre Experiences. The new series of events showcases one-person or small cast performances in the intimate setting of Heritage Center’s black box venue, Babka Theatre. With maximum capacity of about 200, Babka Theatre offers general admission and stadium-style seating.      

WHAT:             Live at Heritage Center B.I.T.E. Size Series – Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, starring Steve Carroll

WHEN:             Monday, Mar. 19 – 7:30 p.m.

                       Tuesday, Mar. 20 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:           Babka Theatre, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:         $15 adult, $13 UD alumni, $9 child/student

Charles Lindbergh continues to intrigue people decades after his death. Written by Steve Carroll, Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle does more than mesmerize audiences. It also allows audience members to fly with Lindbergh in a terrifying dogfight with a Japanese fighter plane over the South Pacific in the war’s closing days, then discover the shocking double life he led in his later years.

Carroll was an original member of The Meat and Potatoes Company in New York City, where he appeared in a variety of Off-Broadway productions ranging from the plays of William Shakespeare and Jean Cocteau to William Inge and Jean Genet. Since 1977, he has worked in theatre, commercials, films, and daytime dramas such as ABC's One Life to Live.

In June 2001, Carroll first produced and performed Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle at New Jersey Repertory Company. It earned the endorsement of Reeve Lindbergh, president of The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, who saw a command performance of the play the following year in Garden City, New York, at the 75th anniversary celebration of her father's famous flight to Paris. Since then, Carroll has toured the show to professional theaters and other venues all around the country.

A Q&A discussion with Carroll follows both performances.

One final 2017-2018 B.I.T.E. Size performance remains this season:

April 13 - 7:30 p.m.                   6 Guitars, starring Chase Padgett

Tickets for Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eaglecan be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

365ink and Julien’s Journal serve as media partners in support of this event.