See “Churchill” starring David Payne at 2 p.m. April 15 and 16 and at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at Portland’s Winningstad Theatre. Tickets are $64, available at portland5.com/winningstad-theatre/events/churchill?.
The play starts just after Winston Churchill has been awarded honorary US citizenship by President John F. Kennedy. In recognition of this unprecedented occasion, The American-Oxford Society has asked the former prime minister to address them and discuss what this honor means to him.
In this often funny, sometimes touching and always engaging one-man-show, veteran British actor Payne brings Churchill to life onstage. Audiences will hear of his exploits during the Boer War, his constant battles with Britain’s fellow politicians and his special relationship with America. But most telling of all, Churchill enlightens the audience with intimate and touching details of the two special women in his life—his wife Clementine and Queen Elizabeth.