A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel
presented by ArtsCenter Stage
Tickets can be purchased here: artscenterlive.org/events/a-civil-war-christmas-by-paula-vogel/
December 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 8:00pm
December 15 and 22 at 3:00pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves a rich, musical tapestry of a beleaguered and divided nation, war-weary and desperate for goodwill, on a blustery Christmas Eve in 1864. Through the personal stories and struggles of a wide range of historical figures and fictional characters – from the President’s wife to runaway slaves, Union and Confederate soldiers to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Walt Whitman – we learn that, for all their differences, one thing is clear: the yearning for peace cuts across religious and class divisions, color lines and the Mason-Dixon Line.
Directed by Bing Cox with Gus Allen, Alyssa Coleman, Gil Faison, Mary Forester, Terra Hodge, John Paul Middlesworth, Alphonse Nicholson, Joey Osuna, Mark Phialas, Bonnie Roe, Justin Smith and Lora Deneen Tatum.
Production Team: Tracey Broome (Properties Designer), Deb Cox (Costume and Scenic Designer), Elizabeth Droessler (Lighting Designer), Virginia O’Brien (Musical Director), Samantha Shucavage (Stage Manager)
Recommended for all ages.
A Civil War Christmas runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.