Stokes presents JFK play Saturday

Staff Report

DANBURY — The Stokes County Arts Council is hosting a play this weekend about President John F. Kennedy.

Philadelphia attorney Dennis McAndrews will give two performances of his self-written play Saturday: “If JFK Survived Dallas: Presidential Reflections of an Elder Statesman.”

The times are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Arts Place of Stokes venue, 502 N. Main St.

The play is presented during 2017, which marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. To this day, historians frequently speculate how the world might have been different if JFK lived to complete his presidency.

The play is filled with many historical insights and predictions, leaving audiences wondering what America would be like today.

The play has been performed around the world in multiple venues, including in Ireland at the Kennedy Summer School, and across the East Coast at locations such as Georgetown University, Martha’s Vineyard, Villanova University, and in Texas to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy.

McAndrews is the founder and managing partner of McAndrews Law Offices. While working as a prosecutor, he successfully pursued a conviction against the wealthiest murderer in American history, John E. Dupont, for the murder of Olympic gold medal wrestler David Schultz. He is also a frequent commentator for the national news media involving legal and political issues, and recently offered daily commentary during the prosecution of Bill Cosby for many news outlets.

Tickets are $15 per person, $12 for Stokes Arts Council members, and $10 for students. They can be purchased in advance by calling (336) 593-8159. Additional information can be found by visiting

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