“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.