There is so much art and literature about Abraham Lincoln and his assassination, one could fill several museums and libraries with it all, but not much is known about his killer, John Wilkes Booth, even though his personal history, and the story of his plans leading up to the attack, are complex and fascinating. Second Thought Theatre presents Booth, local playwrights Steven Walters and Erik Archilla’s play that tells the story of the “American Judas.” This story explores the events that preceded Lincoln’s assassination and the intricate search to bring his assassin to justice. It is told as intertwined plots to expose a new perspective on the conspiracy, and provide a more indepth look at the complicated antagonist. Previews start Wednesday, with the bonafide opening on Friday evening. Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Preview shows and Monday performances are pay-what-you-can, all other shows $25. Visit secondthoughttheatre.com or call 214-522-8499 for tickets and information.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Mondays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: May 23. Continues through June 14, 2014