Lora Adams (Theresa Pinder)Connie Jo Bennett (Essie Hicks)Kelcey Brackett (Mayor McNutt)Chris Causey (Norman Baker)Dave Juehring (Dr. Howe)Brian Linderman (William Hicks)Matt Moody (Harry Hoxsey)JoJo Munkee (Madam Pearl Tangley)Tracy Pelzer-Timm (Nurse Betty)Ben Rollins (Reinemund)Bryce Taylor (Young Norman Baker)
Chad T. Bishop, Chad Bishop
Man in Purple tells the story of the one and only Norman G. Baker. Baker was born in Muscatine and raised to be an entrepreneur from an early age. Norman was known for the fantastic nature of his plans and inventions, including callia-phones, radio stations, and finding a cure for cancer. His "cure" for cancer was an attack on the standard medical prac-tices of his era and an early pre-cursor to holistic wellness practices and alternative illness treatments. The man was a fascinating piece of history, who made waves on the radio that were a precursor to modern-day personalities, such as Howard Stern. You couldn't make up this story if you tried.