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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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Review by MICHAEL FONTAINE

June 20, 2017 my haunt life original article

What I liked

Hearing the other side of the story. The acting was incredible!

What I didn't like

Can’t think of anything

My overall impression

Have you ever seen a show where the actor was so good, charismatic, and charming that he was able to turn a historical figure that most people hate into an underdog that you want to cheer for? That’s what happened when Stephen Spiegel took the stage as John Wilkes Booth.

You get to hear the how and why directly from Booth himself. He tells you about his family, acting, and why he planned on kidnapping Lincoln for the betterment of the country. In his mind, he should be considered a hero, not a villain. I was intrigued hearing his point of view. I was clinging on every word and was realizing that he was changing my outlook about him.

Not since “A Regular Little Houdini” and actor Daniel Llewelyn-Williams have I seen such energetic and powerful story telling. Spiegel throws himself into this role and owns it. He will keep you entertained and captivated about his story.

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