New Ken Bradbury Play Explores Lincoln's Last Hours

Nov 12, 2014

Phil Funkenbusch (left) & Ken Bradbury
Credit Rachel Otwell/WUIS

It's not all that often that a play begins at the end - but that's exactly the case for a new work by Illinois author Ken Bradbury. In the one-act, one-man play, titled The Last Full Measure - Bradbury explores what Lincoln may have been thinking near the end of the his life. The play premieres at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday and runs through the weekend. It will be performed by actor Fritz Klein - one of the foremost Lincoln impersonators. We were joined by Bradbury and the play's director, Phil Funkenbusch for this interview:  


The Last Full Measure

November 13 – 16, 2014

7:30 pm; 3:00 pm Sunday, Union Theater

A one-act play, The Last Full Measure by Illinois playwright Ken Bradbury, features Richard ‘Fritz’ Klein as President Lincoln. It is a moving piece of theater—a kind of stream-of-consciousness of Abraham Lincoln’s last moments after being assassinated at Ford’s Theatre.

Museum, Union Theater

TICKETS: $12 adult; $10 Member. For tickets: Call (217) 558-8934 or visit and click on “special events tickets”