Statement from Our Director

An update from Director Paul R. Tetreault on anti-racist work and the 2020-2021 season at Ford’s Theatre.

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An American Musical

This colorful and dramatic saga is based on the film, which features a strong-willed Virginia farmer trying to keep his family neutral as the Civil War rages. Union forces and the Confederates see things only in shades of Blue or Grey, so the family is inevitably swept up in the conflict against all odds. Their story is a heartwarming and heart-rending portrayal of the upheaval that left wounds on the land and its people for generations to come.

Music By

Gary Geld

Lyrics By

Peter Udell

Book By

James Lee Barrett, Philip Rose and Peter Udell

Original Screenplay By

James Lee Barrett