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Lincolnesque, a play by John Strand




A dark comedy set in present-day Washington, D.C. Francis was a brilliant political staffer who suffered a mental breakdown, convinced he was Abraham Lincoln. He now works as a janitor in various D.C. buildings, and attends therapy, but still sometimes wanders off and makes rousing public speeches. He is kept from being forcibly confined to an institution only by the efforts of his brother, a harried political speechwriter struggling to help his congressperson get re-elected. During his long night shifts, Francis befriends a lonely speechwriter who unbeknownst to him works for his brother's rival in the upcoming election. Francis begins to supply speech ideas to both candidates.





<i>Lincolnesque</i>, a play by John Strand


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