Henry M. Flagler, the developer-mogul who helped transform Florida, has been gone since 1913, dying after a fall down marble stairs at his Palm Beach estate. But for one night -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. -- "Flagler" returns, thanks to actor-playwright Paul J. Jellinek.
Jellinek's solo show, co-authored with Jill Kamp Melton, is titled Wild Dreams: Discovering Henry M. Flagler. The actor-author portrays Flagler and talks about the fortune the tycoon made with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil, his development of the Florida East Coast Railway, the development of Palm Beach and Miami, Flagler's three marriages and more.
The show takes place at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors, students and Garden members). Call 305-673-7256 for info.