Author and Franklin resident Tom Morgan, the voice of radio's "Moneytalk," will bring his four-part one-man show, Tales from the Empire, to the stage at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown each Friday in September at 7:00 p.m. In this series of four plays, Morgan narrates and portrays an array of colorful characters, sharing his life's journey of self-discovery in a series of stories.
With a balanced blend of humor and pathos, each play is unique and recounts the saga of Morgan's family members–former owners of the Empire Hotel in Gilbertsville. The series is adapted from his autobiographical stories published in newspaper columns and on his radio show. Plays from the Empire series have been performed at other venues including the Franklin Stage Company in Franklin, NY and the Lucille Ball Theater in Jamestown, NY.
Although the four performances are classified as a series, each is a stand-alone play. Fenimore will feature a different play every Friday evening in September (Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28). Seeing all four performances is highly recommended and discounted pricing is available when purchasing tickets for the entire series. Tickets: Single performances: $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors/Members, $10 Children 12 and under, free 6 and under. See all the shows and save $30 Adults, $27 Seniors/Members, $20 Children 12 and under, free 6 and under. Advance sale tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the door, one hour prior to each performance.
Food and drink is available for purchase before each performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cash bar.
Morgan has produced his radio show "Moneytalk," the longest-running short feature in American radio, for over thirty years and has been writing his column for twenty. His TV show appeared for several years on various PBS stations and G.P. Putnam's Sons published his book "Money Money Money" in hardcover.
The program is sponsored in part by Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds.
Fenimore Art Museum is located at 5798 State Route 80, less than one mile from the center of Cooperstown. For more information visit FenimoreArt.org.
About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper's "Glimmerglass"—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region's unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org.