President Lincoln dies at the Peterson House in the morning of April 15, 1865. With Lincoln are his personal bodyguard Robert Crook (D’Aysa Grimes), Dr. Leale (Berkley Weintritt) and Mrs. Peterson (Payton Cottril).
LOUISE KRAFFT 2015
On the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the students in the Lyles-Crouch After School Theater program presented an original play “Abraham Lincoln: And Now He Belongs to the Ages.”
The drama, based on the last two weeks of the life of Abraham Lincoln, was written by music and drama instructor Debra Kay Robinson Lindsay and her husband Ronald A. Lindsay. The students held two performances on April 15 in the school auditorium at the Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy. Leading up to the performances, Debra Lindsay accompanied the students on field trips to Ford’s Theater and the Peterson House, the Lincoln Memorial and Dr. Mudd’s Farm in Clinton, Md.
On Sunday April 12, the students attended a performance of “Music in the Life of President Lincoln” at Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Center given by the Virginia Chamber Orchestra. The concert celebrated the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s life. A reception followed the concert with students from the Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy Theater (LCAST) in costume engaging the guests in conversation about their upcoming roles in the performances of their drama at school.