“The Booth Brothers: the Accountant, The Actor, The Assassin.”
On January 18, 2020 at 8PM, Pumphouse Players is excited to host a staged reading of My Brother's Secret Keeper by Emily McClain as part of our Local Playwright Series! This reading will be directed by Dave Boggess and will feature performances by Keith Brooks (Johnny Booth), Paul McClain (Junius Booth), Barry King (Edwin Booth), and Stacy King (Asia Booth).
The dysfunctional dynamics of the “First Family of the American stage” are examined in this historical drama. Before he became infamous for killing the President, John Wilkes was a struggling actor, desperate for the approval of his celebrated brothers: actor Edwin and producer Junius Jr. The three brothers performed only once on the same stage in an ill-fated charity performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The sibling rivalries, petty jealousies, and long-held resentments simmer below the surface as we watch the events play out in the lead up to one of the most horrible acts of American history.
The staged reading will be followed by a talkback led by Charlie Monroe, where audience members have the option to provide feedback and ask questions about the play. It's a way for our audience to be a part of making new art happen! Look for more information on this staged reading and more, coming soon.
Join us January 18th at 8PM to be among the first to hear this brand new play. Tickets are by pay-what-you-like donation, and you can make your donation in advance at bit.ly/getphptickets.