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Civil War Voices
Civil War Voices
This show is part of the Midtown International theatre Festival. Here's the official blurb: Civil War Voices tells the compelling and passionate true stories of five individuals who lived through the conflict, using their actual words that were left behind in diaries, letters, and other writings. Joe Harris was a cotton planter from alabama with a conflicted conscience. the discovery of his Civil War diary inspired the play. Elizabeth Keckley was born a slave, bought her freedom, and became Mary Todd Lincoln's closest friend and personal assistant in the White House. theo and Harriet Perry were a young, married couple from Texas, who were separated by the war. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a college professor from Maine, who enlisted to fight for the Union. Through the lives and words of these individuals, the struggles, hardships and sacrifices of Americans become understandable and real as the Civil War progresses. all new arrangements of traditional melodies of the period by Mark Hayes advance the narrative and sharpen the emotional impact of the stories. the extraordinary music of the period reveals the emotions behind the conflict. the show contains some of the greatest songs of the period such as "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "amazing Grace," and "Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child," just to name a few.
June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 1St Floor, New York, NY 10018 24 Jul 2010
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