"A rich and moving play with music...A Civil War Christmas taps into seasonal themes of redemption, forgiveness and community, with a decidedly American bent." -Variety
"Ms. Vogel manages to humanize her many characters in a few crisp strokes of dialogue, so they come across as full-blooded people glimpsed clearly, rather than as talking statues in a historical diorama." -New York Times
A new holiday classic from Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of How I Learned to Drive. Set on a chilly Christmas Eve during the latter days of the Civil War, Paula Vogel's pageant play for all seasons weaves a tapestry of both fictional and historical characters, such as President and Mrs. Lincoln--together with holiday music, hymns and spirituals of the period--to tell a story of companionship and communal hope arising from one of our nation's darkest hours.
This volume also features a conversation between the author and the noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
About the Author
Paula Vogel's plays include How I Learned to Drive (winner of the Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Drama Desk, and New York Drama Critics awards), The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot 'N' Throbbing and Desdemona. She is chair of the playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama, and is playwright-in-residence at Yale Repertory Theatre.
"A rich and moving play with music . . . it taps into seasonal themes of redemption, forgiveness and community, with a decidedly American bent." Variety
Deep-rooted and ambitious a fascinating interface of history and fictionboldly inventive theatre, warm and affecting.” Talkin’ Broadway