Neal Lewing

Gary Cooper: First, Last and Always

Neal Lewing is an actor, singer/songwriter, recording artist, playwright, poet, storyteller, author, and historian. Managing director of the Port Polson Players theatre, He has served as technical advisor to the Custer Reenactment in Hardin, and a term on the Montana Arts Council and performs with the Montana ShamRockers. Neal was also the recipient of the 2016 Governor's Arts Award.

Personifying the ideal American male, Gary Cooper, above all, was most concerned with integrity; his roles reflected those personal views. This nostalgic reintroduction to one of Hollywood’s most endearing and enduring actors recreates memorable moments, from his first silent films to his dramatic last days, through the written words he spoke. Underscored by music and socio-economic history of his day, this program not only illuminates Montana’s favorite actor but also 20th-century America. 

Link to the Humanities Montana website:  Gary Cooper

Neal's appearance is made possible by a generous grant through Humanities Montana.