Dean Martin

What happened to John Wilkes Booth's stage trunk? Play in Bel Air to explore answers

What happened to John Wilkes Booth's stage trunk? Play in Bel Air to explore answers

The Historical Society of Harford County will present “Final Performance or The Curtain Falls,” a one-act play by Charles George, on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Bel Air Reckord Armory.

Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online at www.harfordhistory.org or at the door.

Presented as a costumed staged reading, the show, which is set in 1873 in the basement of Edwin Booth’s theatre in New York City, the production dramatizes the legend of the disappearance of John Wilkes Booth’s stage trunk.

The performance will be followed by a presentation and audience discussion of the tale led by Booth family scholar and Junius B. Booth Society...

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