Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring dramatic theatrical concert that covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured. This epic thematic revue, puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history, exploring not only the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life and the loved ones and families they left behind, but also the hopes and fears of the slaves and citizens whose freedom was at stake. The Civil War is a passionate look at history beyond the pages of a book and asks us to consider and examine our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith. A two-act theatrical presentation.
Book & Lyrics by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd & Jack Murphy
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company
August 23, 2012
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