209th Anniversary Season · America's Oldest · Founded 1809
Production History

The World Premiere of a new play in celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday!

Oh Captain, My Captain

By Bill Van Horn

January 20 – February 8, 2009
Independence Studio on 3 Production History

O Captain, My Captain: Whitman's Lincoln is a revealing portrait of President Abraham Lincoln as seen through the eyes of Walt Whitman, America's firebrand poet. Whitman's admiration for the 16th President was immediate and intense. He saw in the frontier lawyer the promise of the real American dream, a country where common men can rise to the highest heights of politics, industry, and culture. From Whitman's humble row house in Camden, NJ to the battlefields of Gettysburg, we bring you tales of two great men with one great vision for America.

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