President Lincoln shot, Northsider organizes benefit


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An artist depiction of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on the fateful night of April 14, 1865.

By Justin Criado

Tuesday, April 14 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, which happened while Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd, were watching the popular play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C.

To honor the anniversary of such a tragic event Carlow University theater director, and Northside resident, Stephen Fatla, will be staging the 150th Benefit Production of Our American Cousin written by Tom Taylor, opening Tuesday night at 8 p.m. and running through April 19 at Carlow’s Antonian Theater in Oakland, in conjunction with the Carlow University Theatre and 9th Pennsylvania Reserves. Fellow Northsider, Tom Colber, will also participate as one of the play’s leading roles.

Tickets are $20-40, while seniors and non-Carlow students receive a $5 discount. Tickets are free for Carlow students.

Photo Antiquities located on 531 East Ohio St. in Historic Deutschtown will also be on hand presenting a special Civil War and Lincoln display. There will also be Civil War reenactors, and rumor has it a Mr. Abraham Lincoln will also be in attendance.

For more information or to make reservations visit the official website.

Full schedule:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8pm Curtain

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8pm Curtain

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8pm Curtain

Friday, April 17, 2015, 8pm Curtain

Saturday Matinee, April 18, 2015, 2pm Curtain

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8pm Curtain

Sunday Matinee, April 19, 2015, 2pm Curtain


Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 3.57.43 PMPhoto courtesy of Carlow University

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