An Evening with President and Mrs. Lincoln

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Pekin Public Library
301 S 4th St
Pekin, IL 61554
Pekin Public Library

Visit with the Lincolns just before they leave for Ford's Theatre, as they reflect on their lives leading up to this fateful night.

This one act play takes place in the White House at the end of the Civil War (April 1865). As the President and Mrs. Lincoln reflect on the events of the past four years and their plans for the future, the play flashes back to the beginning of their lives together - their courtship and early marriage, the births of their children, Mr. Lincoln's legal career and the development of his political career - and brings the audience all the way forward through the tumultuous years of the Civil War - the responsibilities of the Presidency and the personal traumas suffered by the family - ending as the President realizes that it is time for him to leave for Ford's Theatre. A short epilogue addresses the events of April 14, 1865 and the last years of Mary Lincoln's life.

Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

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