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Gene McFall brings ‘The Witty World of Will Rogers’ to campus

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
February 22, 2008

The Department of Fine Arts and Communication at Texas State University-San Marcos presents Gene McFall’s acclaimed one-man show The Witty World of Will Rogers at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theatre on campus.

The show is part of the fine arts and communication Encore Series’ new Solo Artist Series.

The Witty World of Will Rogers, Gene McFall's original one-man show, recreates America’s favorite cowboy humorist and Oklahoma’s favorite son, Will Rogers, as he appeared on his lecture circuit in 1935. Material is taken from Rogers’ writings and broadcasts, and is as relevant today as when he first said it.

McFall has performed as Will Rogers in 43 states since 1982. He toured as James Whitmore’s understudy in Will Rogers’ U.S.A. and was the first person other than Whitmore to tour that show. In 1989 McFall spent hundreds of hours in research and drew upon his seven years’ performance as Rogers to compile his own show.

Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students with a Texas State ID. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.encoreseries.txstate.edu. For more information, call (512) 245-3501.