During the month of September, 2019 The Sublime Theater presented Father Abraham, a triptych of new plays about Abraham Lincoln by award-winning playwright David Brendan Hopes.
Under the direction of Associate Artistic Director John Crutchfield, an ensemble of local actors and musicians presented The Loves of Mr. Lincoln, Earthly Power, and The Testament of Major Rathbone as a series of “rehearsed readings” at the historic Block off Biltmore in downtown Asheville. The performances took place on three consecutive Saturday evenings in September: 10/07, 10/14 and 10/21. The ensemble cast consisted of Matt Burke, Natasha Charles, Kristi DeVille, Matthew Harper, Kelley Hinman, Dakota Mann, Dusty McKeelan, Willie V. R. Repoley, Olivia Stuller, and the playwright. The performances included songs and live music on fiddle, banjo, guitar, fife and drum by Meredith McIntosh and John Crutchfield.