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

family friendly one person show world premiere
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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
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 18, 2017
A solid piece of work... 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
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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