"The Civil War" is a powerful two-act show that will be presented
each night on an outdoor stage in Union Square Park at the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The powerful and emotional
series of 26 songs performed by an ensemble of 20 singer-actors will
draw on letters, firsthand accounts, diaries, newspapers and the
words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman and
others. The show tells the awe-inspiring personal stories of those
who lived, fought and died during this chapter of our history,
answering the question, "What does freedom mean?"
include "Brother, My Brother," "A House Divided," "River Jordan,"
"Freedom's Child," "The Day the Sun Stood Still," "I Never Knew His
Name," "Candle in the Window," "Old Gray Coat," "Someday," and many
more. The production is staged by Phil Funkenbusch and Ed MacMurdo
and features a local cast.
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Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 each evening, followed by
the main performance at 8 p.m.
Tickets are on sale at
www.abelincolnmuseum.org or 217-558-8934. General admission
prices are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Lawn chair seating,
sold the night of the show, is $8 for adults, free for children 8
and under. Blanket seating, also sold the night of the show, is $5
for adults, free for children 8 and under.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
news release received from the
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]