I'm in a new play called The Brothers Booth. A strange thing happened after I got the role of tarot reader. Cynthia asked me if there was a particular name I wanted for my character and I told her I'd think on it. A name kept coming to me "Violet Lee." It repeated until I finally gave the name with a few added characters.
Later in conversation I mentioned the name to Sister Enable, my partner in London Conjure. Much to my surprise she said, "Well that's interesting. She was my great Aunt. She used to read tarot and fortunes by the shore." And so Violet was reborn onto the stage and across the pond.
Directed by Wes Grantom, the production will be presented on the first Saturday of the month at The Players Club. Performances will be held March 1, April 5 and May 3 at 8 PM.
Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth is set in 1919 in The Players Club — the former home of Edwin Booth — and features actors portraying John Drew (then-president of the Players Club) and John Singer Sargeant, as well as the ghosts of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth. The production also includes live jazz, moonshine and burlesque.
"Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth brings von Buhler's unique brand of immersive theater to the legends of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth," press notes state. "Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth is an immersive time-traveling theatrical experience, set in the renowned Players Club, which explores the sibling rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth."
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