Frostburg State University's Department of Theatre and Dance will celebrate the holiday season with the musical production, "A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration," playing on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, and Wednesday to Saturday, December 5 to 8, at 7:30PM, with matinees at 2PM on December 1 and 8. Directed by Mairzy Yost-Rushton, with musical direction by Chris McCabe, performances will take place in the Drama Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.
Called "A rich and moving play with music," by Variety, "A Civil War Christmas" uses traditional songs, spirituals, poetry and folk tales to stitch three stories together. Set in Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve 1864, a fugitive from slavery desperately searches for her lost daughter, the ideologies of Confederate and Union soldiers are challenged and President and Mrs. Lincoln plot to give one another the perfect Christmas gift.
By Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "How I Learned to Drive," this epic play moves with the urgency of battle, but with an ending focused on community, family and hope.
To make reservations, call the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 4PM. Individual tickets are $6 for students and $12 for the general public. Group reservations are available when booked in advance.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.