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Lincoln Adjacent: Three Plays NOT About Abraham Lincoln

ensemble theatre · onion creek productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States

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DON HARTACK certified reviewer June 08, 2014
tagged as: smart · intriguing · important
This is powerful material, and the concept is smart. All of the performances are top-notch, as the actors are totally committed to their respective characters. We were moved and learned a bunch in the process. Bravo!... full review
JONATHAN NICHOLS certified reviewer June 08, 2014
Really a well written and beautifully acted production....The cast is very good, but most exceptional kudos has to go to Rif Hutton in the opening monologue. He starts the production with so strong a presence and commands our attention as he gets the lives of these four characters rolling. Great writing helps tell a story that most people don't know about. Really well worth seeing. Great Production.... full review
NANCY BEVERLY June 09, 2014
What a great look at "behind the scenes" of history. We all are familiar with Lincoln, but these three short plays take us deeply into areas around him. Thoughtful and insightful writing comes alive with a stellar compelling cast -- well done!... full review
LEX LANG certified reviewer June 09, 2014
This performance can be summed up as, WOW! With a stellar cast, amazing writing, and smooth flow, Lincoln adjacent is a supreme pleasure to watch. A master class in the subtleties of proficient acting. All of the cast members were spectacular and the show was entertaining and engaging. I highly recommend this show to anyone who enjoys live theatre!... full review
HERB ISAACS certified reviewer June 13, 2014
Strong writing and wonderful perfomances! Superb and highly interesting directing approach. Very much worth seeing.... full review
STEPHANIE SHEPPARD certified reviewer June 12, 2014
tagged as: powerful · riveting · Stunning
A riveting play with breathtaking performances. This play will open both eyes and your heart and reveal the humanness of John Wilkes Booth, the fragility and sensitivity of Mary Lincoln, the compassion of Elizabeth Keckley and the power of Frederick Douglas. A powerhouse of performances and stunning writing by Roger Q. Mason and Stephen Blackburn. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo... full review
CHRISTINE ASHWORTH certified reviewer June 13, 2014
tagged as: powerful · stellar · impeccable
A trio of pieces that work as one, this is powerful theater. The themes are timely: equality for women and the black man (Frederick Douglass); the self-importance of the woman next to the President, and how the country owes her (Mary Todd Lincoln, but substitute any celebrity now); and the ravings of a man with a gun who just wanted daddy's approval (John Wilkes Booth), this is truly an evening that reminds us how far we haven't come in all these years. The writing is stellar; the cast, impeccable. Bravo.... full review
PAUL ELLIOTT June 14, 2014
I loved this play, or rather the three interconnected stories related to those who lived during the time of Lincoln's Presidency and the struggles outside of the civil war that were gripping the nation. These are personal stories, heart-wrenching in their honesty and in the hands of such capable actors. The only distracting element of the evening was the use of choreographed sound effects provided by the actors such as clapping, humming, scratching on wood, etc that sometimes took us out of the powerful moments of the writing and acting to focus on the direction and was unfortunate. Still, the show is wonderful and still a must see show this year. ... full review
ELLEN SHERIFF certified reviewer June 15, 2014
Amazing performance by all. John Wilkes a Booth was definitely in the house!... full review
CATHERINE CARPENTER 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

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