"What this world needs is another LaGuardia, and I am truly honored and excited to present The Little Flower, the return of our one-man show. His legacy will live on forever."
About the Show
The Little Flower is an educational, inspirational and comedic one-man show, set in the 1945 City Hall office of Fiorello H. La Guardia, during his final day as three-term mayor of New York City.
The Little Flower presents a historic look into the life and career of Mayor LaGuardia - a courageous and flamboyant personality, who read comics to the children during a newspaper strike, fought against corruption and cleaned up city politics, setting a new standard for politicians in America.
He was a great statesman and champion of the poor and underprivileged, and a father figure to millions of Americans during hard times in the 1930s-1940s. La Guardia was a man of integrity with outstanding principles, morals, and values, whose voice resonated throughout America. He was steadfast in standing up for his beliefs regardless of obstacles, challenges or political agenda.
The show flashes between "present-day" 1945 and back to significant moments in LaGuardia's life - memories both triumphant and tragic. The colorful LaGuardia guides us through the first half of the American 20th century, showing us how he not only lived through these troubled times, but shaped them.
America's challenges in LaGuardia's time parallel the political challenges of today. LaGuardia held strong convictions on family values, inflation, women’s suffrage, financial responsibility, education, unions, political corruption and prohibition. He transcended political party barriers while holding strong to his plan of action that served him well then - and could serve the American people today.
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