2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Paula Vogel sets her play on the bitterly cold Christmas Eve of 1864 in Washington, D.C. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plan their gift-giving, while on the banks of the frozen Potomac a young rebel soldier is captured by a Union blacksmith; nearby, John Wilkes Booth hatches a plot with conspirators; and an enslaved woman and her daughter become separated on their journey to freedom. Featuring hymns and carols of the period, Ms. Vogel's A Civil War Christmas masterfully interweaves stories of lives from both sides of the Civil War, sharing messages of compassion, goodwill, and wishes for peace.