The Master of Ceremonies was David Staller, who produces the fantastic Shaw Project there at the Players. Jim and I were sitting with Keith Merrill, who produces a wonderful Noel Coward themed series of play readings. There were several speakers who told the story of Booth. Particularly, the shame he felt after his brother, John Wilkes, did that thing that he did at Ford's Theater.
|Nichole Donje reading "Edwin Booth's Youth by his sister Asia Booth Clarke and William Winter.|
|Jim Brochu read "The Curse of Rome" by Laurence Hilton,|
a story about the power of Booth's acting.
|Keith Merrill and Steve Schalchlin in front of a portrait of Booth.|
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