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A dramatic presentation of the life of the actor John Wilkes Booth and how he came to assassinate President Lincoln


“The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one “

Abraham Lincoln


1865: The United States are disunited by politics, power and race. To celebrate the end of Civil War, a victorious Abraham Lincoln goes to the theatre. Not long into the show a man walks in and shoots him. Who was he? Why did he do it? And why does it matter now?

In the lead up to a tumultuous American election in November, the award winning Simple8 examine the present by visiting the past, with a searing new play about John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated a President