Meet Florence Kling Harding at Clague Playhouse

Florence Kling Harding, first lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923, will be portrayed Feb. 18 at Clague Playhouse.

Come celebrate Presidents Day with Clague Playhouse on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2:00 p.m. We will highlight Florence Kling Harding, an Ohio native, who became the first lady of the United States upon the election of her husband, Warren G. Harding (who served from 1921 until his death in 1923).

Mrs. Harding was an outspoken advocate of the rights of women, veterans, animals and immigrants. She was a strong woman, made stronger by the difficulties and tragedies in her life.

This first lady will be portrayed by Craig Schermer, a graduate of John Carroll University with a major in Russian Imperial History. He has studied the first ladies most of his life and spent nearly 10 years as the historian for the National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio.

Mr. Schermer’s charming and informative portrayal of Mrs. Harding will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

Reserved seat tickets are $15 and can be purchased in person or by phone (440-331-0403) at the box office Wednesday through Saturday between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. or online at

Proceeds will be used toward operating costs of the 2017-2018 season.

Dottie Palazzo

Dottie Palazzo, Clague Playhouse Board Vice President

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