Imagine every time youve felt overshadowed by someone close to you; the feeling of nearly drowning in that persons wake can be all-consuming. Now, consider a life in the shadow of a brother who is a notorious assassin; no matter how good you are (in spirit and in what you do), it would be impossible to separate yourself from the bad. Thats pretty much how esteemed Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth felt after his brother John Wilkes killed President Lincoln. In Booth!, a historical musical directed by Niyi Coker, Edwins daughter Edwina offers up stories about her fathers tortured life. This play is staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 13 and 14; incidentally, the latter date is the anniversary of Lincolns death) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org). Tickets cost $6 to $12.
Fri., April 13; Sat., April 14