Based on historical fact, George Washington's Boy, written by Ted Lange, portrays the fight for freedom, the Declaration of Independence, and the first presidency of the United States from the viewpoint of one of George Washington's closest confidants, ironically, his enslaved manservant, Billy Lee. Billy Lee served his master throughout these monumental times and was privy to the innermost thoughts and actions of Washington.
The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation in Falls Church will host Hollywood actor and writer Ted Lange when he directs a live stage reading of Lange's original play George Washington's Boy on Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 PM, at The Falls Church Episcopal Church, 166 East Broad Street in Falls Church.
Mr. Lange is best known for his TV role as Isaac, the bartender on the ABC-TV show The Love Boat from 1977 to 1986. He also directed episodes of that show and the show Moesha. Tickets for the staged reading by 9 actors and a reception with Lange after the performance are $25 each. Proceeds will benefit the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization serving the Falls Church and Northern Virginia community. For more information, visit the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation website at http://tinnerhill.org or call Foundation President Alex Boston at 571-533-9566. Media and press contact Mark Rhoads at 703-536-5770.
For his work in theater, Lange has received the NAACP's Renaissance Man Theatre Award, the Heroes and Legends HAL Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Dramalogue Award. Lange has also been the recipient of the James Cagney Directing Fellow Scholarship Award from the American Film Institute along with the Paul Robeson Award from Oakland's Ensemble Theatre.
For further information contact:
Mark Q. Rhoads
503 Roosevelt Boulevard, Apt. A-211
Falls Church, Va. 22044
Phone: 703-536-5770 / Cell: 571-395-0655