“Abraham Lincoln” stages at Gettysburg Community Theatre on Friday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln has been gone, in some literal senses, for 154 years.

“Abraham Lincoln,” a play by the English dramatist John Drinkwater, was first performed in England in October of 1918, 53 years after Honest Abe’s death, and just over a century from our present day. The play opened on Broadway the following year, 1919, and covers events in Lincoln’s life from his election in 1860, to the Civil War surrender, and ultimately his assassination.

T.W. Burger began is journalism career at the Gettysburg Times in 1985. He worked for several other newspapers in the area during the 1990s and 2000s before returning to the Times as a correspondent in 2013.

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