At 7:00 PM on October 20, 21, and 22, on the Potter Auditorium stage in the Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits End Theatre will present an original new play, Lincoln’s Last Defense.
Lincoln’s Last Defense is the story of the last murder case Abraham Lincoln ever tried, his 1859 defense of a young man named Quinn Harrison, accused of stabbing Greek Crafton in Pleasant Plains, Illinois. If the boy is to be saved from the gallows, all of Lincoln’s legendary courtroom skill will be needed—and the jury will have to hear from a dead man.
A sequel to our 2019 production, Abraham Lincoln for the Defense, this new play by playwright, Joe Chase, will again feature Sam Shabel as Abraham Lincoln, Nathaniel Chase as Lincoln’s law partner Billy Herndon, and a large cast of talented actors and actresses bringing this remarkable true story to life.
Please join us in October, 2022 for Lincoln’s Last Defense.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $5 for students and can be purchased HERE.