CONTACT: Lindsey Thompson
Public Information Officer
MARIETTA – The City of Marietta will be hosting signature events throughout the month of June to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. During the "Sherman at the Gates Weekend" on June 20-22, purchase tickets to see The Civil War, A Musical Experience premiering at the Strand Theatre on the Historic Marietta Square on Friday at 8 p.m.
Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring dramatic theatrical concert that covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured.
This epic thematic revue, puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history, exploring not only the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life and the loved ones and families they left behind, but also the hopes and fears of the slaves and citizens whose freedom was at stake. This production is presented by the Overlook Theatre Company, a regional and touring theatrical performance troupe established in 1996.
Arrive one hour before the show to experience real life descriptions of 1864 Marietta as told by descendants who still live in the City.
Stick around after the performance for the re-enactor camp on the Square all weekend long, Bleeding Gray & Blue Walking tours featuring places relating to Marietta's Civil War hospital history on Saturday, and Confederate & City Cemetery tours at the Marietta Confederate Cemetery on Sunday.
For more information please visit the Marietta Civil War website.
To purchase tickets, please visit the Strand Theatre website or call 770-293-0080.