Members say: Confusing, Shallow, Indulgent, Ambitious, Has its moments

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A portrait of the tempestuous relationship of the Booth family: John Wilkes Booth and his brothers, Edwin and Junius Jr. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.

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John Wilkes Booth, a loyal Confederate, is joining his Union family in New York City in November 1864, on the Thanksgiving before the one and only performance in which the three brothers ever shared a professional stage, and before John Wilkes was permanently etched into history as the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. Beliefs are challenged, histories intertwine, and deep family ties are strained and broken. Though set in 1864, the story could be set in our current time, in terms of civil strife, families torn over issues, and a country sharply divided.


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Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you're familiar with and enjoy Shakespeare. There were enough funny moments to keep the performance entertaining.

Don't see it if you find it difficult to intensely focus on dialogue. It is rather taxing.

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Ambitious, Indulgent, Confusing, Shallow, Has its moments

See it if You have some familiarity with the Booth family & know your Shakespeare references. You enjoy plays based on historical figures.

Don't see it if You want a play w/a strong POV: I was unsure what it was trying to say. You want insight into the Booths: this doesn't go beyond the basics.


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