Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actor Laurence Luckinbill will present excerpts from his acclaimed one-man shows at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute at 8 p.m. on Saturday on Petit Jean.

The performance, entitled Great Americans: Words Matter, will be part of the 2013 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Film Forum, a four-day series of workshops and panel discussions that brings Hollywood insiders to Petit Jean Mountain to pass on their skills and give an intimate look at the inner workings of the film industry.

The event is open to the general public.

"I’m an Arkansas boy who is very happy to be back in his green and glistening home state," said Luckinbill, a Fort Smith native.

"I’m also very glad to be working with my fabulous friends at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Film Forum to explore the potential of theater and film for today and tomorrow; and maybe discover some points where the arts can help open the minds of young Arkansawyers to a better world."

Great Americans: Words Matter is a showcase of Luckinbill’s award-winning Clarence Darrow Tonight!, Teddy Tonight!, Lyndon and Hemmingway solo shows. During the 90-minute presentation, Luckinbill will bring to life Clarence Darrow, Teddy Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Ernest Hemmingway during those men’s defining moments, exploring what made them truly great Americans.

Tickets for the special, one-night engagement are $25 and are currently on sale through the WRI website at www.livethelegacy.org. For more information, contact Katherine Whitworth at 501-727-6265 or kwhitworth@uawri.org.