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Looking Over the President’s Shoulder

1 Male, 0 Female

James Still Price: $9.99

When Alonzo Fields accepted a job as a butler at the White House in 1931, his plan was to work there for the winter

That winter lasted 21 years. Based on the real-life story of the grandson of a freed slave who grew up in an all-black town in southern Indiana, Fields is forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer and accept the job at the White House where he quickly was appointed Chief Butler

Looking Over the President's Shoulder is told from the unique perspective of the Chief Butler who served four U.S. presidents and their families - Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower

Famous guests through the years included Winston Churchhill, Marian Anderson, Errol Flynn and the king and queen of England

As Fields says in the play: "It was like being in the front row and watching the passing parade of history..."

Set on the eve of his last day on the job, Fields reflects on his 21 years of service to his country with humor and pride

He was a man with a story to tell and this tour-de-force for one actor gives Fields the chance to tell it

Single set - runs about 2 hours 45 mins

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