University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Rags to Riches, by Horatio Alger

The late Horatio Alger popularized the concept of rags to riches, telling stories of young people who survived and succeeded against all odds. Today, he returns. Actor/narrator Ben Gillman will be Alger for a day, and explore one of the author's most enduring tales: "Only an Irish Boy."

Ben Gillman

Ben Gillman has been a working writer in Los Angeles for the past 10 years. Over his career, he's worked with and learned from writers and performers featured on "Saturday Night Live," "Mad TV," "Adult Swim" and even the cult-hit "Fernwood 2Night....

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Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
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