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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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ANONYMOUS June 11, 2017
A play about the assassination of an American president? This production is treading on some very provocative waters...... full review
SHANNON FARNON certified reviewer June 12, 2017
See it! You will be glued to your seat.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 13, 2017
tagged as: engrossing · History · drama · biography
Wow. I feel like I saw the real John Wilkes Booth somehow show up to talk about his life instead of just having watched a play. As portrayed, Booth alternates between being a frightening, racist, Lincoln-hating assassin to being a charismatic, humorous, charming, egotistical actor who loves to brag about himself and regale his audience with stories about his extraordinary life. Actor Stephen Spiegel portrays Booth and effortlessly brings him to life as a complete and complex person. There is a lot of history packed into this show and it is not at the expense of good character development. I was engrossed. The play moves along quite quickly and never lags, seeming much shorter than 80 minutes. I highly recommend this show.... full review
RICHARD GRAVES certified reviewer June 15, 2017
Stephen Spiegel truly breathes life into the character of John Wilkes Booth! He humanizes this real-life villain, unafraid of depicting him as a man possessing charm, wit, and charisma. He also vividly illustrates Booth's serious character flaws and doesn't whitewash his treacherousness in assassinating Abraham Lincoln. A fantastic and transcendent performance! Entertaining, fearless and compelling! You'll walk out of the theater believing you somehow wandered into a time machine and actually met and became acquainted with this historical figure! Bravo!... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer June 18, 2017
A solid piece of work... full review
JAMES BABBIN certified reviewer June 18, 2017
tagged as: History · drama · classics · entertaining · excellent
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
MANDY DUNLAP certified reviewer June 18, 2017
Completely entertaining history lesson that held my interest from beginning to end. This is a well-polished, standout piece amongst the fringe roster. Stephen is charming and meticulous in his portrayal as Booth and definitely gives one of the outstanding, not-to-be-missed performances of the festival. ... full review
PATRICK CRONIIN June 18, 2017
tagged as: History · Alive.
John Wilkes Booth's point of view of the assassination of Lincoln. Funny and moving. Very well acted and directed... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2017
This show was amazing. The actor fully embodied JWB and the script was brilliant.... full review
DAVID LEBARRON certified reviewer June 19, 2017
A wonderful show! Interesting, profound, funny and shocking. Stephan was wonderful as JWB. A truly amazing performance. This is one of those rare gems of Fringe. Do not miss it. ... full review

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