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CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL

Across the next five Aprils, City Lit Theater will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a series of productions—most of them world premieres—that will explore the events, issues and legacy of the war

   
FINAL INSTALLMENT  

THE BLOODHOUND LAW

world premiere play by Kristine Thatcher

directed by Terry McCabe

APRIL 17 - MAY 24, 2015

 
PAST PRODUCTIONS  

CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC

adapted and directed by Terry McCabe

APRIL 2014

World premiere stage adaptation by McCabe of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Horwitz's 1998 national best-seller Confederates in the Attic, a book of non-fiction journalism in which the author tours the old Confederacy and, through a series of personal encounters, examines the collective memory of the South and the Civil War's lingering impact on political and cultural divisions in America today.

 

COMRADES MINE:

EMMA EDMONDS OF THE UNION ARMY

written by Maureen Gallagher

APRIL 2013

Set during the Civil War, Comrades Mine tells the real-life story of Emma Edmonds who entered into the Civil War disguised as a man and fought for two years. During the war she worked as a field nurse, a spy, a soldier, and a courier under the name Franklin Thompson.

 

OPUS 1861

developed by Elizabeth Margolis & Terry McCabe

directed by Elizabeth Margolis

APRIL 2012

Set in present-day Afghanistan, Opus 1861 focuses on a group of American soldiers who find strength and solace in the songs of the Civil War. Over the course of twenty songs, McCabe and Margolius create a musical theatre experience that explores the ties between past and present.

 

THE COPPERHEAD

by Augustus Thomas

directed by Kathy Scambiatterra

APRIL 2011

A lost gem from the early days of American realism, Thomas' play follows an Illinois man from the early days of the war through the turn of the 20th century, as he carries the weight of his town's disapproval for his Southern sympathies.

 

 
     

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