Performed on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2 pm in the studio theater at Addison Trail High School adjacent to the Addison Center for the Arts.
"The Lady, the Locket, and the Loves of John Wilkes Booth" is an original play written and performed by Maria Boundas Bakalis. Dr. Boundas Bakalis has woven a mysterious tale surrounding a woman's locket. The locket contains two images set side by side: President Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth, his assassin. But, Booth was also a well-known and successful actor, son of one of the greatest actors of the era, Junius Brutus Booth, and brother to the renowned actor, Edwin Booth. The Booths of Maryland were revered by theatre audiences throughout the country. But, it was John who electrified the stage with his passionate performances and strikingly handsome face. John Wilkes Booth captured the hearts of many women. One of these women is the Lady of the Locket, a woman who wore a locket near her heart, a heart that loved both Lincoln and Booth. Who of the many loves of John Wilkes Booth wore the locket around her neck? You, the audience are invited to solve the mystery: Who was the Lady of the Locket?