“The Trial of Mrs. Surratt,” a new play with music, is an exploration of the lives of those infamously dubbed as the “Lincoln Conspirators.” More…
This play challenges audiences to examine this tale of American history from the perspective of its most misunderstood historical figures. Based on actual dinner table conversations, federal trials, and journal entries, the piece explores 1865 post-Civil War America in a way most have never imagined. All songs within the play are historic Civil War battle hymns.
See it if You value aesthetic over depth. The lighting is fantastic, as is the use of negative space and shadow. The set design is very well done.
Don't see it if You are of color. This is written by white folks exclusively for white folks. They DID NOT have to use MAMMIE, but they CHOSE TO use MAMMIE.