The Museum on Main's "An Afternoon or Evening with …" speaker series is set to welcome scholar-actor Jeremy Meier embodying late U.S. senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy next week.
The presentation will see Meier, making his first appearance in Pleasanton, portray Kennedy circa May 1968 during the politician's run for the Democratic nomination for the presidency that fall.
"Kennedy's campaign was particularly active in California in the spring of 1968, but he would unfortunately be assassinated in June 1968," museum education director Rachel Brickell said in a statement. "Personally, it will be fascinating to hear his views on promoting racial equality and economic justice in the late 1960s while knowing the sad outcome of his assassination."
Meier's performance will be in the Chautauquan style, in which the scholar-actors portray the character onstage, including through a Q&A session, before stepping out of character to answer any final questions from the audience.
The RFK presentation is set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. next Tuesday (March 28) onstage at the Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton. A virtual version via the webinar platform BigMarker will follow on April 4.
For more information on next week's show, or any of the other upcoming installments of the monthly Ed Kinney Speaker Series, visit museumonmain.org or call 925-462-2766.
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