Our American Cousin
  The Play That Changed History.

  A distant cousin stands to inherit a large British estate on the         brink of financial ruin. Sound familiar?

  The main story line from the phenomenally popular British series   Downton Abbey shares its roots with the 19th century play,

  Our American Cousin, in which an American travels to England   to survey his British cousins and his inheritance.

  Our American Cousin wasn’t just the last play President Lincoln   saw. It was one of the great commercial successes of its day.          Today, it is the play that changed history.

 It made a star of E. A. Southern and cemented the reputation of    Laura Keene, America’s first successful woman actor and    theatrical businesswoman.

The plot line is still capable of capturing the imagination of a wide audience 150 years later.

  Morgan Stevens-Garmon
  Theatrical Archivist
  Museum of the City of New York

The PLAY THAT CHANGED HISTORY- IS NOW A TV MINI SERIES.

 Written By:

S. Wilson Dutcher, R. Rich Myers, &  J. Lynn Myers