AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILKES BOOTH

solo performance · loyd j. schwartz · Ages 12+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE · June 19, 2017
At heart, the thing I most desired to see--a sense of genuine empathy with the title character--never materialized. Which is perhaps totally personal to be fair. Nor did he come across as particularly interesting despite quiet, firm competence (coming from me, that is NOT a put down) on the part of everyone as far as I could see. Methinks the subject matter offered too much of a challenge for what I looked for.... full review

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TONY FRANKEL stage and cinema · June 21, 2017
Less a play than an examination of Lincoln's assassination by the man who killed him. Unfortunately, facts and figures fly at us but little sticks, and Stephen Spiegel (as Booth) needs better direction than that from script writer Lloyd Schwartz. Spiegel travels a lot while spewing out over 80 minutes of dialogue; I wish he would just plant himself more often (I think he's working too hard). The play is simply too much info with little emotional connection.... full review

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JAMES BABBIN certified reviewer · June 18, 2017
tagged as: excellent · entertaining · classics · drama · History
If you are into history, this is the show for you. A very entertaining, well-done and fast-paced show about John Wilkes Booth, and how he came to be. It is full of historical trivia while being an excellent character study. Stephen Speigle's performance is incredible, Lloyd Schwartz's direction keeps it moving a very fast clip and Clinton Case does a great job combining history and drama, making it all very accessible. Go.... full review

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CAILIN HARRISON certified reviewer · June 04, 2017
This is a must see for all not just at the fringe but far beyond the festivals end.... full review

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PAUL ELLIOTT certified reviewer · June 05, 2017
This is a really must see show... One of the best of the fringe...a really talented actor disappearing so completely within a role that even without makeup, you, as an audience, know you're in the presence of the truth of John Wilkes Booth, ... full review

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DARRELL VETTER · June 07, 2017
tagged as: exciting · educational · energetic
The energy and charismatic nature of Stephen Spiegel , his ability to perform and play off the audience while telling the assassins side of our beloved president Lincoln's murder , was unbelievable ! At one point he looked at me and says "you sir..." and it was a question in the show, but I was caught up in it all and almost answered ! That's what you get here and to me that's very very impressive . I tip my hat to all the people involved with my respect to the writers for an awesome Evening with John Wilkes Booth !... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 06, 2017
outstanding !!... full review

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STEVE WAVERLY certified reviewer · June 07, 2017
This is one show that you don't want to miss. It's an amazing ride. Kudos to all involved! ... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 11, 2017
A play about the assassination of an American president? This production is treading on some very provocative waters...... full review

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SHANNON FARNON certified reviewer · June 12, 2017
See it! You will be glued to your seat.... full review

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