Lincoln Adjacent: Three Plays NOT About Abraham Lincoln

ensemble theatre · onion creek productions · Ages 12+ · United States

one person show world premiere
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CATHERINE CARPENTER uncertified reviewer June 16, 2014
tagged as: Stunning · drama · historical
Powerful and compelling interconnected stories with a stunning cast. The wild eyed but humanized John Wilkes Booth and the crumbling Mary Todd Lincoln will not soon be forgotten. Excellent and inventive stage direction. The playwrights bring to life these characters and the time.... full review
ANDREW BOYLE uncertified reviewer June 28, 2014
tagged as: powerful · nuanced · supporting
Powerful. Evocative. Moving. As if peering from behind a closet door we glimpse inside the lives of those close to Abraham Lincoln and what it may have been like to stand alongside him, or fall into his shadow. There were no weak links in this cast each supporting the other's tight-wire act nuanced with their characters hopes and frailties. A place of nourishment to sit down to. ... full review
ANDREW HOLMES uncertified reviewer June 16, 2014
Beautifully acted, intelligently written and very thought-provoking. One of those pieces of theater which have you discussing it long after the play has ended.... full review
CAILIN HARRISON uncertified reviewer June 16, 2014
I think a lot of the audience will be educated while being utterly entertained about some historical figures adjacent to old Abe. Great writing, acting and directing all around. ... full review
JEFFREY WYLIE uncertified reviewer June 17, 2014
Can't say enough good things about this production! Across the board a must see.... full review
MARIE DE VARENNES certified reviewer June 17, 2014
An excellent evening of theater: these three compelling plays are by two different playwrights, yet they add up to a single satisfying whole. Each deals with complex emotions; each reflects a facet of a complicated time in our history. And the acting is terrific throughout. Strongly recommend!... full review
CAROL KLINE certified reviewer June 22, 2014
tagged as: Interesting piece
This is a terrific theatre outing….there are 3 tales..the most satisfying is the middle piece performed by Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker, Lizzie. This seeding has the capacity to be continued in a full length play. I sincerely hope it is continued. Actors in all 3 pieces are terrific and much of the writing is very good. I found myself riveted …one of the best presentations of the FRINGE this year. However, as seasoned an the actors are, and as interesting as the writing is, care should have been taken by the director: less would have been more…too many live sound effects that take this audience member and others "out of the moment" and hamper the voices did allowing some characters to "over amp" that the presentati... full review
OMAR LECONA certified reviewer June 22, 2014
tagged as: costumes · heartfelt · drama · Stunning · Emotive
An excellent show, from top to bottom. The theater had great energy and the crew involved were extremely professional and welcoming. Ok... onto the show, the writing was exceptional, the actors were phenomenal. Every detail was perfect, I am very honored to have been able to see it considering it was sold out. Props to everyone involved!!... full review