David Leroy has spent his career as a politician and attorney. However, the former Idaho Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor of Idaho is moving to the stage as he performs a historical one-man show.
Leroy will dress and act out a full on-stage performance as William Wallace, Idaho’s first territorial governor. The show will depict the relationship between Wallace and then-president Abraham Lincoln.
Leroy called it “an interesting evening that makes people feel as if they were back in the 19th century.”
The performance will be at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls on Wednesday, October 9. The event is free and begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by the program at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bonneville County Heritage Association.
Leroy founded the Idaho Lincoln Institute and is considered a Lincoln expert. He recalled his days as a young politician as the birth of his interest in the life of Abraham Lincoln.
“We had about 30 counties that had Lincoln Day banquet associations and an aspiring candidate for state office had to have something to say,” he said. “So I began to research Lincoln and his relations with Idaho, and I was astounded at what I found.”
It was in telling the story of Lincoln and his relationship with William Wallace that eventually led Leroy to want to do this performance.
Leroy will play the part of Wallace in first person, and as a part of the performance, Leroy will attempt to transport those in attendance back in time to the days of the Idaho frontier.
“Each member of the audience gets to play and place their mind as if they are a pioneer in Eagle Rock, Idaho Territory in the fall of 1866,” Leroy said.
For more information about the show, click here. https://museumofidaho.org/event/idaho-governor-william-wallace-friend-of-lincoln/