Brown Bag Lecture: Ron Duquette

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Date(s) - 08/19/2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Hall, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building


Event Description

Ron Duquette, historical interpreter
Presenting Albert Gallatin

Ron Duquette is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, and the lineal descendant of a French soldier who was at Mont Royal (Montreal), New France, in 1640. He is a 1974 graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Letters degree (cum laude) in French Language and Literature, and has a 1984 Masters of Science Degree (summa cum laude) in Government from Campbell University, North Carolina. Entering the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant in 1974, he spent the next twenty years in assignments and schools in Arizona, Washington State, New Jersey, North Carolina, and then in Europe between Germany and England.

Duquette’s own theatrical experience is broad, starting in high school through his time in the Army, ranging from French classical and modern theater (Le Mistere de la Passion, L’Avare, Le Tartuffe, Le Bal des Voleurs) to Shakespeare (King Lear, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice) to musical theater (The Sound of Music, Little Me, Patience (G&S), The Stingiest Man in Town). He has also interpreted several historic personages: as Harry Truman in a 1987 self-written and produced production in Heidelberg, Germany in connection with the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Constitution of the United States; and as the Marquis de La Fayette at both Tudor Place in Georgetown and Gadsby’s Tavern in Old Towne Alexandria. For nearly the last two years, he has presented Gallatin in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Alexandria (VA), and Arlington (VA).

Pre-registration is requested.