A Civil War Christmas

Paula Vogel(Theatre Communications)

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Synopsis

An American musical celebration

"A rich and moving play with music... it taps into seasonal themes of redemption, forgiveness and community, with a decidedly American bent."—<i>Variety</i>

Set on a chilly Christmas Eve during the latter days of the Civil War, Paula Vogel's new pageant for the holiday season weaves a tapestry of both fictional and historical characters—together with period holiday music and lesser-known marches, hymns, and spirituals—to tell a story of peaceful companionship and communal hope.

<b>Paula Vogel</b>'s plays include <i>How I Learned to Drive</i> (winner of the Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Drama Desk, and New York Drama Critics awards), <i>The Long Christmas Ride Home</i>, <i>The Mineola Twins</i>, <i>The Baltimore Waltz</i>, <i>Hot 'N' Throbbing</i>, and <i>Desdemona</i>.

She is chair of the playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama, and is playwright-in-residence at Yale Repertory Theatre.

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