A Two-Act Play
by Anthony E Gallo
ANTHONY E. GALLO
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This Surrealistic drama looks at the life of Robert Todd Lincoln, oldest and only surviving son of President Lincoln. We examine Mr, Lincoln's life both as a man caught in the mainstream of human tragedy and suffering but who still triumphed to make a contribution to the land he loved so well not as Able Lincoln's son but as Robert Todd Lincoln, statesman and business man.
He either witnessed or was nearby for three of our Presidential assassinations: Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. The younger Lincoln missed out on the fourth, John F. Kennedy, only because he had been dead for 36 years in 1963. We open at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in 1922.
Through his eyes takes place in 1884, as crowds clamor for him to become president at the age of 41. He muses in his office going back to the tragedy of 1865.
His life was beset by one tragedy after another His father was assassinated, in 1865, his three younger brothers died in childhood, as did his only son. He was forced to incarcerate his mother. By the end of his life he will also either be present or nearby the assassination of three American Presidents: Lincoln, Garfield ,and McKinley
A surrealist drama about President Lincoln’s only surviving son. This remarkable did what no other American has done. He experienced directly the assassination of three American Presidents and missed the fourth (John f. Kennedy) because he had been dead for 37 years. He lived the gilded life as the only surviving son of a truly remarkable President but his life was plagued with setbacks heartbreaks and disappointments. His father was assassinated, his three younger brothers all died young and Robert Todd d Lincoln was forced to incarcerate his mother. A mysterious person appears to confront Robert as he must face fthe painful memories of three assassinations, a distant relationship with his father the death of his three brothers and the incarceration of his mother who only lived to produce and honor the Lincoln men in her life. We follow the only Lincoln survivor as he confronts his past in light of being Secretary of Defense, Ambassador to the Court of St. James. and a business leade r
Robert Todd Lincoln
Mary Lincon (His Wife)
Mary Todd Lincoln
John Wikes Booth