One of several performances by nationally recognized humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson, who has portrayed Thomas Jefferson more than a thousand times in front of audiences including Presidents Bush and Clinton, has canceled one of his Hays performances due to conflicts.
The portrayal of Jonathan Swift, which was set for 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, in the Black and Gold Room of the Memorial Union at Fort Hays State University, has been canceled.
The two other scheduled public performances on Feb. 18 and 19 have not changed.
Jenkinson's portrayal of Meriwether Lewis will be on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Black and Gold Room in the Memorial Union. Jenkinson will portray Lewis in honor of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Cark Expedition. Anyone affiliated with FHSU will be admitted free, and the cost for the public is $5.
The presentation as Thomas Jefferson is set for Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History and will cost $5.
Jenkinson portrays Jefferson on the weekly national radio program, "The Thomas Jefferson Hour," which is a nationally-aired program on High Plains Public Radio that features Jenkinson's doing a first-person characterization of Jefferson. He is also a widely acclaimed Jeffersonian scholar and was one of the first recipients of the Charles Frankel Prize, which is the National Endowment for Humanities' highest award.
For tickets and more information, call High Plains Public Radio at 1-800-678-7444.