Theatreworks USA Brings the Civil War to Life for Grades 3-9 on January 18

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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 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 died, to secure the future of a nation.

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. 

For more information, contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938. The mission of Theatreworks USA is to create, produce, and provide access to professional theatre for young and family audiences nationwide. Since 1961 they have presented more than 90 million children and their families with opportunities to enjoy theatrical productions in 49 states and Canada.

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