Notable People & PlacesThe Best Of Original Ad For John Wilkes Booth’s Acting Debut Sep 9, 2013 This is absolutely amazing. We found the original advertisement in the Baltimore Sun for John Wilkes Booth’s acting debut in Richard III. The play was at the Charles Street Theatre on Tuesday, August 14th, 1855. John Wilkes Booth in Richard III portrait of John Wilkes Booth Ghosts of Baltimore via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!