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Monday, December 11, 2006  7:23:00 PM

by Chris Dickerson

Two plays from Chris Dickerson, published by Original Works Press.


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"To Bury Caesar," 2002 production.

He was a star - the Errol Flynn of the 19th Century Shakespearean stage. Called the handsomest man in America. Rich, dashing, and romantic, he was the favored son of a famous family, the darling of theatrical circles, a daring swashbuckler on-stage and off, the idol of hundreds of beautiful women. At age 26, he seemed to have it all. Nothing was beyond his reach. His name was John Wilkes Booth.  But behind Booth's dark good looks and flashing wit lurked a deadly obsession – a burning hatred for the United States Government and its president, Abraham Lincoln. On the night of April 14, 1865, Booth ignited a conspiracy to bring down that government.  He became America's first terrorist – and altered America's destiny forever.

 " 'To Bury Casar' is surely one of the most impressive one-person plays yet produced. It could find a lasting place in the repertoire of first-rate historical studies." -- John Harding, the Patuxent Newspaper and Magazine Syndicate. 

" 'To Bury Caesar' is living history, captivating and frightening." -- Stu Feiler, National Radio.

 "Laced with irony… the Booth that emerges is a man who… remains deaf to the lessons that might save him." -- Scott Fosdick, the Baltimore News American.

" 'To Bury Caesar' is strong, wonderfully well-written… Absolutely terrific. The play now has an eerie timeliness. Brilliant." -- Steve Allen.

"The best writing I've seen on Booth and Lincoln's assassination."  -- Richard Sloan, the Lincoln Group of New York.

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"Deadline," 2003 production.

"Mr. Dickerson as a playwright reminds me of Arthur Miller..." R.H. Gardner, the Baltimore Sun.

' "Deadline' is not only a witty, gripping, poignant and fast-paced evocation of men and women at war, but a damning indictment of the way the media often misses the big story - and why." The Baltimore News American.

"Thirty five years after the action of 'Deadline' takes place, there are still reverbations from the undeclared war that damaged so many... Writer/director Dickerson's premise is that we dare not let ourselves forget." BackStage West

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"To Bury Caesar" and "Deadline" are available from Original Works Press. Go to Click on "Full-length Drama," scroll down to the titles, place the order. You'll have them in about a week.

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