An Error of the Moon OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    August 30, 2010
    Closing:
    October 10, 2010

    Theater: The Beckett Theater / 410 West 42nd Street, New York, New York, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    An Error of the Moon is a fictional portrait of the brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, the rock star actors of their day. Edwin tells his tale of a man consumed by jealousy, of bitter sibling rivalry, and the mad obsession that sparked the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF An Error of the Moon

    Redrawing a Picture of Lincoln’s Assassin

    Rachel Saltz

    August 31, 2010: The Mad Tragedian: that’s what critics called the eccentric actor Junius Brutus Booth. His brooding son Edwin, the Prince of Players, was one of the great 19th-century Hamlets, perhaps because, as John Wilkes said of his brother, “He is Hamlet.” Johnny was the charmer, a dashing matinee idol whom even the president, the theater-loving Abraham Lincoln, wanted to meet.

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