Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 by

One Man’s Lincoln, a one-act, one-man play by NewSouth author Wade Hall is now playing at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave, Kentucky. One Man’s Lincoln is based on Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, a biography co-authored by Lincoln’s long-time law partner Billy Herndon shortly after Lincoln’s assassination; the play is told from Herndon’s perspective. The production is being sponsored by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission as a part of the state’s two-year celebration of the venerated president and will run shows in both 2008 and 2009.

The stage version of Wade Hall‘s book Conecuh People is also presented at the Red Door Theater in Union Springs, Alabama, the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May each year. Union Springs offers “Conecuh People … The Experience,” which includes tours, an art exhibit, dinner, and the play, and was chosen as one of the 50 ‘Must See” events by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel in 2007.

Just as Wade’s book Conecuh People presents an intimate collection of oral history interviews that captures the lives of the residents of Bullock County, Alabama, the play Conecuh People tells of one boy’s coming of age in 1950s Alabama, surrounded by those same residents profiled in the book.

Wade Hall, a retired professor of English, has taught at colleges and universities in Florida and Kentucky and is the author of many books, monographs, poems, and plays about the South and its people. A native of Union Springs, Alabama, he holds degrees from Troy State University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Illinois. He lives near Union Springs, Alabama.

Conecuh People is available from NewSouth Books,, or your favorite local or online book retailer.