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Culture, Stage Revisionist History: Two Second Acts of John Wilkes Booth

Revisionist History: Two Second Acts of John Wilkes Booth

When Galen Murphy-Hoffman enters the stage in Shotgun's production of Assassins, you recognize his character immediately. The ashen complexion, the mustache, the frock coat, the fixed, ghostly stare: a portrait straight out of a history textbook. But in this Stephen…
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Calendar, Night&Day Honestly, Abe Survived!

Honestly, Abe Survived!

What if the headlines the morning after John Wilkes Booth pulled his pistol on Abraham Lincoln read “Assassination Attempt Narrowly Thwarted”? In his latest piece, Fondly Do We Hope ... Fervently Do We Pray, New York choreographer Bill T. Jones…
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