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

family friendly one person show world premiere
Add Your Review

certified reviewers


all reviewers


all press

DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE uncertified reviewer June 19, 2017
At heart, the thing I most desired to see--a sense of genuine empathy with the title character--never materialized. Which is perhaps totally personal to be fair. Nor did he come across as particularly interesting despite quiet, firm competence (coming from me, that is NOT a put down) on the part of everyone as far as I could see. Methinks the subject matter offered too much of a challenge for what I looked for.... full review
TONY FRANKEL stage and cinema certified reviewer June 21, 2017
Less a play than an examination of Lincoln's assassination by the man who killed him. Unfortunately, facts and figures fly at us but little sticks, and Stephen Spiegel (as Booth) needs better direction than that from script writer Lloyd Schwartz. Spiegel travels a lot while spewing out over 80 minutes of dialogue; I wish he would just plant himself more often (I think he's working too hard). The play is simply too much info with little emotional connection.... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 25, 2017
An interesting journey through the mind of a killer. See our full review at Indie Voice Blog... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 04, 2017
Stephen Spielgel gives a charming, energetic, wonderful performance as JWB! Owning the stage and setting the scene for Sic Semper Tyrranus, Spiegel exudes a "Tom Cruise does theatre" magnetism! Bravo!... full review
ED SHARROW certified reviewer June 04, 2017
tagged as: five stars · historical · insightful
Don't miss John Wilkes Booth - as resurrected by Stephen Spiegel.... full review
CAILIN HARRISON certified reviewer June 04, 2017
This is a must see for all not just at the fringe but far beyond the festivals end.... full review
PAUL ELLIOTT certified reviewer June 05, 2017
This is a really must see show... One of the best of the fringe...a really talented actor disappearing so completely within a role that even without makeup, you, as an audience, know you're in the presence of the truth of John Wilkes Booth, ... full review
DARRELL VETTER uncertified reviewer June 07, 2017
tagged as: energetic · educational · exciting
The energy and charismatic nature of Stephen Spiegel , his ability to perform and play off the audience while telling the assassins side of our beloved president Lincoln's murder , was unbelievable ! At one point he looked at me and says "you sir..." and it was a question in the show, but I was caught up in it all and almost answered ! That's what you get here and to me that's very very impressive . I tip my hat to all the people involved with my respect to the writers for an awesome Evening with John Wilkes Booth !... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 06, 2017
outstanding !!... full review
STEVE WAVERLY certified reviewer June 07, 2017
This is one show that you don't want to miss. It's an amazing ride. Kudos to all involved! ... full review