A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION by Paula Vogel
November 13 - December 13, 2009
It is Christmas Eve, 1864 - the coldest Washington, D.C. has seen in years. As the national conflict threatens to divide the country forever, President and Mrs. Lincoln prepare for the holiday, a young rebel appeals to a Union blacksmith for mercy, and an escaped slave searches for her missing daughter as she journeys to freedom. Their stories and others interweave into a moving tapestry of collective American experience in this new play with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive). This instant family classic is the perfect alternative to Dickens' A Christmas Carol - a distinctly American holiday event that will feature artists from throughout the Boston community as well as local choirs singing before each show.
"Holiday entertainment of the most deeply satisfying kind! Ambitious in scope and generous in spirit. An enduring piece of theatre for Christmases yet to come." - The Boston Globe