While portraying John Wilkes Booth in a play at Ford’s Theatre, actor Roger Eberth switches places in time with Booth at the exact moment that Abraham Lincoln is shot. In the future, Booth is held captive by Roger’s fiancée, Camille Merce, who enlists the aid of physicist Ernesto Marquez in hopes of switching Roger and Booth back. However, John Wilkes has no desire to return to 1865 where he now knows he dies. He sets out to foil Camille and Ernesto’s plans. In the past, Roger must convince those around him that he is Booth so that history will run its course. As he plays his ultimate role in 1865, Roger hopes that Camille will find a way to bring him home.
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Diane Meholick, author
John Wilkes Booth glared at Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was calling for "national thanksgiving." He spoke of reconstructing the South. Booth's left eye twitched as he fought to keep from shouting, "Tyrant!"
He looked about him. Thousands of people stood around him on the Executive Mansion's lawn. Lincoln spoke from an east wing window.