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Program Type: Performance
Age: Adults

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In a stirring, one-person performance, actor D. Paul Thomas brings to life Capt. David Enoch Beem of the 14th Indiana Volunteer Regiment.

Thomas draws from the historic sheaf of letters Capt. Beem sent home to his wife, Mahala, in Spencer, Indiana, during the Civil War. The collection gives a stunning, first-hand account of some of the greatest battles in the War Between the States. Thomas reveals both the triumphs and misfortunes of Capt. Beem’s life—a life of extraordinary courage, faith and steadfast duty to one’s country.

An actor, storyteller, director, playwright and producer, Thomas has been seen off‐Broadway in The Three Musketeers, at the Kennedy Center in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, at the Shakespeare Festival/LA in Much Ado About Nothing, and at the IRT in The Crucible. He is a frequent voice on the History Channel and currently tours with his one‐man show, Uberview from the Heartland, based on his experiences as an Uber driver in Indianapolis.

This presentation is one of many commissioned for the Sharing Hoosier History through Stories Series.