Aired on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 9am on WCRN 830AM.
Jim dropped by the studio to discuss the upcoming Access Hanover Lyceum Series event, Play Reading: Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Sockdology.” This program will feature a reading of the play “Sockdology” by Jeffrey Hatcher and a discussion about creating historical theatre. “Sockdology” is a 19th-century boxing term meaning a “finishing blow” or the “brutal end of everything.” It was used in the play Our American Cousin, and is likely the last word that President Abraham Lincoln heard. Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865, while watching this play. Hatcher took this historical footnote as the basis to create a fascinating study of the acting troupe performing Our American Cousin for the president and the impact Lincoln’s death has on them and the nation.