RG as Charlotte, NC Mayor TS Franklin (1908)

RG as Charlotte, NC Mayor TS Franklin (1908)

In this business, I have to be careful just how “political” I get, and in front of whom.  But it was a lot of fun to become Mayor of North Carolina’s largest city…even if it was the mayor from 1908, TS Franklin. 

After appearing in a promotional video all summer for the NC League of Municipalities 100th Anniversary, I was invited to reprise the character onstage to open the conference.  After a bit of “Back To The Future” fun with Mayor Pro Tem Susan Burgess (who graciously updated my character on technology and the role of women in politics), I relinquished the spotlight to “my President”, Theodore Roosevelt…expertly brought to life by actor/historian Jim Foote

I hope to have a few images from the actual event later.  Meanwhile, here’s a portrait shot taken during the original video shoot.