Friends Children's Show: The Civil War

Theatreworks USA the Civil War Event Type: Children's Program
Date: 1/18/2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 On Saturday, January 18 at 2 p.m. the Friends of Greenwich Library will help bring the complexity of the Civil War to life for young audiences in grades 3-9 through a stirring production by Theatreworks USA.

The Civil War was a defining moment in American History - the fire of war burned away the scourge of slavery and, in time, melded the separate states into a true nation. In telling the tale of this complex event, Theatreworks focuses on the smaller stories of the soldiers caught up in it, including, Zak, a runaway slave who demands the right to fight his own fight; Will, his former best friend and "master;" Johnny, an Irish immigrant who volunteers to defend his new home; and Jackie, a girl who becomes a drummer boy.

Written by the playwright behind Theatreworks USA’s most successful educational shows, this moving production features traditional songs of the era while sensitively illustrating this complex, tumultuous chapter of American history. The Civil War illuminates the humanity and sacrifices of those who fought, and the many that died.

This 60-minute theatrical production is appropriate for children in grades 3-9, and is open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Assigned seating tickets are limited to six per person and will be available at noon at the auditorium. Return at 1:50 pm when the doors will open for the performance.

Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: Friends Office
Contact Number: 203-622-7938