A Civil War Christmas

A Civil War Christmas

by Paula Vogel

Published by: Theatre Communications Group

Imprint: Theatre Communications Group

160 Pages, 5.75 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781559363785
  • Published: April 2012


“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.