A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration
By Paula Vogel
Music by Daryl Waters
Directed by Tessa Carr
November 9–17, 2017
Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s 2012 musical A Civil War Christmas weaves together a range of different stories in 1864 Washington, D.C., on the coldest Christmas Eve in recent memory. President and Mrs. Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Ely Parker, Mary Surratt, and Clara Barton join a cast of over fifty characters to craft a tale of holidays, home, and heart. Told through a mixture of dialogue and traditional Christmas and Civil War music, A Civil War Christmas speaks to our shared humanity and the importance of community.
Want to learn more about the show or give us your opinion? Join us after the November 16 performance on “Talkback Thursday” for a discussion with the director and company members.
Deep-rooted and ambitious … a fascinating interface of history and fiction…boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.
Last Updated: April 20, 2018