University of Akron
College Theatre

By: Suzan-Lori Parks

Show Description:
A black gravedigger who resembles Abraham Lincoln digs out what he calls "the great hole of history" and creates a sideshow that reenacts Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. Sitting in a chair dressed as Lincoln, he attracts customers who stop by and shoot blanks at him. In the second Act, his wife Lucy and son travel west to find him and, ultimately, to bury him.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Jimmie Woody

Abraham Lincoln, the Greater Man .... Matt Dodds
The Founding Father, the Lesser Man .... John Sturdivant
Mary Todd .... Kristina Sidaway
Lucy 1 .... Chaunice Hendking
Lucy 2 .... Amara Lorenzo
Brazil 1 .... Jessie Armstead
Brazil 2 .... Asantè Lovette
John Wilkes Booth .... Nick Horvath
Young Thespian .... Alexander Archey
Stage Manager .... Nick Shows
Tickets and Press

November 3 - November 12


7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays (added 2pm show 11/12)
2pm Sunday (11/6 only)


(330) 972-7895
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Guzzetta Hall
Akron, OH 44325

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