What is the Story of Honestly Abe?
Set in Indiana in the early 1820s, Honestly Abe explores rarely told stories of Abraham Lincoln before his years as president. Based on true events, Honestly Abe focuses on Lincoln’s high school years and his evolving relationships with his family and friends. The future president is portrayed as a teenage prankster, a dedicated student and as a dreamer who longs for a life beyond his family’s farm.
What is Honestly Abe Like?
Although Honestly Abe contains plenty of tender moments, the musical is a mostly joyous exploration of Lincoln’s adolescent years. Featuring a catchy score of upbeat songs sung by a young, energetic cast, Honestly Abe has both heart and soul.
Is Honestly Abe Good For Kids?
Yes! Although very young children may have difficulty sitting through the musical, which runs about 90 minutes without an intermission, Honestly Abe is fun for the entire family. Children and teens studying Abraham Lincoln’s life may be especially interested in this spirited musical.