By Paul Schmitt
Geologist, filmmaker, and author Roger Kuhns is bringing audiences back in time with his characterization of Jens Jensen at the Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay. Jensen, the father of native plant landscape architecture, founded the Clearing in 1935 and was a leader in the preservation and environmental movements in the early 1900’s. Kuhns explains why he wrote the monologue he performs on stage in full costume including Jensen’s signature mustache.
Kuhns, who does regular shows at the Clearing, just performed “An Evening with Jens Jensen” in Milwaukee and will be performing in Baileys Harbor on August 29. He calls Jensen the Aldo Leopold and Mark Twain of Door County. You can find a schedule of Kuhn’s upcoming performances with this story online.
(photo courtesy of Roger Kuhns)