"Boston's Final Borning"

presented by EMU Theatre and Theatre at the Center

Lawrence Arts Center

This one -man play by Ron Willis tells the story of Boston Corbett, the man who shot and killed Lincoln's hated assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Because of that single deed many regarded him as a hero. He was also mercilessly hounded by Booth defenders who threatened Corbett's life. Over the years he was a soldier, a preacher, a hat-maker, and a doorkeeper for the Kansas Legislature. In his later years he lived in Concordia and Topeka, Kansas for over a decade before inexplicably disappearing without a trace. His life was tempestuous and controversial, marking him a truly complex historical personage.

Tickets are $8.50 for adults; $5 for students and seniors.


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