In the waning days of his life, President Ulysses S. Grant was broke. Having lost his family fortune in a bad business deal and dying of throat cancer, Grant turned to the one thing he possessed of value to save his family: his own story. Over weeks and months in Upstate New York, Grant raced against time to complete his memoir before his life came to end. With one final creative act, he saved his family, restored their fortune, and passed on his life story for generations to come. But what if his memoir didn’t tell it all? What if secrets were missing? What if Grant actually wrote two memoirs? In Grant’s Ghost, local playwright Warren Schultz portrays Grant’s last days, as Ulysses S. Grant worked with Mark Twain to complete his memoir, struggled with his past, and envisioned a brighter future for his beloved country.
Grant’s Ghost runs November 18-20, with performances at 7:30pm on Friday, November 18, and 2pm on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20.
Tickets are $25 Adults and $10 Students Ages 18 and Under. Masks optional.
With partial support from LARAC, local playwright Warren Schultz is producing the world premiere of Grant’s Ghost at Hubbard Hall as part of an artist residency in support of local artists. Learn more about Warren Schultz here. Learn about Grant’s Cottage here.