On the cold Potomac, a young rebel soldier’s innocence challenges the angry resentment of a union soldier, while in our nation’s capitol, a runaway slave woman searches the streets for her lost daughter and Mary Todd Lincoln stops at nothing to find the perfect Christmas tree to please her distracted husband.
History’s almost forgotten heroes come together in this powerful human drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration. The show weaves an American tapestry of music and drama that teaches us that the gladness of one’s heart is the greatest gift of all.
The First Baptist Church of Downey presents this work of compelling theatre, under the direction of DAC founding artist Lana Joy Wahlquist and musical director David Stanton. FBC Downey has produced a Christmas show every year for nearly forty years, most famous locally for “The Living Christmas Tree” productions that were always anticipated events for the community.
Shows are at 7PM on Friday December 14, Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th, and are held in the church worship center at 8348 Third Street, behind the Embassy Suites and across from the Downey City Library. Tickets are free, and are available at the church office. Call (562) 923-1261 to reserve your tickets.