National Press Club

Reading of Member's Play at 8 pm Feb. 12

February 8, 2010

A staged reading of Club member Anthony Gallo's play, " Lincoln and God," will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Murrow Room, sponsored by the Events Committee.

The two-act drama examines President Lincoln's conflict with men and God through defeats, triumphs, and tragedies during the Civil War. Did he hear God in the dialogue, actions, and words of his wife Mary, the Rev. Phineas Gurley, friends, colleagues, and enemies? Abraham Lincoln is the only American president who did not claim church membership. Was he an American Moses….or an American Herod?

There will be a discussion after the play. There is no charge. Reservations at 202 544 6973 or