Big Schtick: Teddy Roosevelt with John Williams sponsored by American Sale

Saturday, August 12 at 10am
McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage

There are two ways to buy tickets, online or by phone:

Don’t worry folks, Teddy Roosevelt is coming! To soothe our nerves, to make us think and laugh and learn.

The Return of Teddy Roosevelt 2016

Once again, WGN Radio’s John Williams welcomes the 26th President to the MAC Theatre at College of DuPage on Saturday, August 12 for a show at 10am (the 1pm show is sold out). This year’s conversation, “Big Schtick”, promises to be a rousing review of Roosevelt’s life and adventures and his views on current events. John Williams and TR will discuss his feather-ruffling past and our current feather-ruffling days. The visits with Teddy Roosevelt are always uplifting and memorable. And remember – no two shows are alike! These are live, unrehearsed conversations and you get to ask questions, too!

Mr. Roosevelt will once again be portrayed by the much-sought author and humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson; John Williams will be portrayed by the thinker of big thoughts, the curious and quirky, John Williams.

And mark your calendars, too, for two special shows on Saturday, December 2nd at Elgin Community College. At 10am, it’s the return of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson and at 1pm, we welcome American explorer and politician Meriwether Lewis! Tickets for these shows will go on sale mid-September.

Tickets to Big Schtick: Teddy Roosevelt with John Williams sponsored by American Sale are on sale now. There are two ways to buy tickets, online or by phone.

Big Schtick: Teddy Roosevelt with John Williams is sponsored by American Sale. Shop American Sale for all your patio, pool, spa needs and more. Visit one of American Sale’s nine Chicagoland locations or and bring the fun home!

Additional support is provided by Twin Garden Farms, home of the world-renowned TGI Mirai® sweet corn.

And support is also provided by Kelly Cruises & Tours.

This is your special invitation to sail with John Williams and Kelly Cruises & Tours on an 8-night cruise to landmark Mediterranean ports from Barcelona to Rome, April 23 to May 1, 2018, aboard the Regent Seven Seas Explorer. Get details and book your cruise here!


Transportation provided by O’Hare-Midway Limousine, serving Chicago and the suburbs since 1956 with sedans, motor coach buses and everything in-between. Mobile booking available at 

The audience at each show will receive a Pocket Constitution, provided by Freedom Factor. Freedom Factor is a non-partisan organization dedicated to distributing our Founding Documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. We have a passion for our heritage, our history, our shared American experience and want to share it with the world. Freedom Factor asks you to do three simple things: Read the U.S. Constitution, get to know it better and share it with others. Visit where you can purchase Pocket Constitutions, read informative articles and watch our educational videos and documentaries, including “The Constitution for Kids Podcast”, designed to teach young children our Founding Document. Freedom Factor will also make custom Pocket Constitutions, with your organization’s logo on the cover!

By phone: Call the MAC box office at 630-942-4000 (Tuesdays through Saturdays, Noon to 6pm)