JENNIE GOURLAY was an actress about to get a shot at stardom at Ford's Theatre, a shot that was cancelled when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. So what became of Jennie? And why is Billy Hipkins taking her story so personally? Strong identification with a fellow also-ran, or is his current show biz life a karmic payback? Was he Jennie Gourlay? Or did he shoot Lincoln? And why does he love hoop skirts so much? Let him tell you in his one-man adventure through her story, his story, and history.