solo performance · loyd j. schwartz · Ages 12+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show world premiere
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ERNEST KEARNEY 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
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
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 19, 2017
Lengthy but progressively more absorbing POV of John Wilkes Booth justifying the patriotism of his assassination of President Lincoln. A 75-minute marathon for a solo show performer, so they're lucky to have STEPHEN SPIEGEL, who brings Experience and Charisma (that reminded me of my favorite, Kevin Kline) to the mighty task of capturing Mr Booth's ego and well as his cunning. ... full review
MICHAEL FONTAINE my haunt life certified reviewer June 20, 2017
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 p... full review
KAT MICHELS #seeitorskipitla correspondent certified reviewer June 24, 2017
tagged as: #SkipItLA
I feel like there is potential in this script, but it needs work. Who is Booth talking to? Why is he telling this story? What does he hope to get from this telling? None of these questions are answered, resulting in an 80 minute history lesson instead of an engaging story. Read my full review here - full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2017
Dark and educational, but not stodgy, in fact quite playful in this team's hands. At times quite striking.... full review
ANDREW BLACKWOOD certified reviewer June 25, 2017
Tremendous performance from Stephen Spiegel..! Shows a ton of range and polish, embodies Wilkes Booth incredibly, really feel a sense of the historical personality, and I want to believe it's exactly as Stephen chooses to show it to us here.... full review