“An adroit courtroom drama…
This is lusty theater.”

                             The New York Times

The
Andersonville
Trial

Designed and Directed by 
Wayne Miller

Costumes by 
Deborah Woodbridge

Production Stage Manager: 
Christie Zampella

Cast of THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL
(in order of speaking)

General Lew Wallace.......Dan Handley
Court Clerk....................Antonio Mancilla
Lt Col NP Chipman..........Robert Blue*
Otis H. Baker.................Ted Lochwyn*
Capt. Williams................Tony Guida
Henry Wirz....................Hank Bruh
Lt. Col. Chandler............Bill McVey
Dr. John C. Bates...........Richard T. Ryan
Ambrose Spencer...........Charles Sullivan
Dr. C. M. Ford...............Gerard Adimando*
James H. Davidson.........Ty Hamilton
Major D. Hosmer............Ritty Mahoney
Jasper Culver.................Dan Lugo*
Sgt. George W. Gray......Doug Aspinwall

*appearing through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.

Thurs-Sat March 15, 16, 17 , 22, 23, 24 at 8PM. 
Sunday March 18, 25 at 3PM

March 17 and 18 , and March 24 performances: 
SOLD OUT!!

 

 

A striking courtroom drama about an infamous event in American history: the military trial of Henry Wirz, who was commander of the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia during the Civil War. It was merely a stockade, with no shelter from the summer heat or the winter cold. The prisoner’s food, when they got it, consisted of rough corn bread. Over 14,000 Union soldiers died at Andersonville in less than a year. Torn by awful memories of the war, and coldly pursued by his prosecutor, Wirz maintained that he ran Andersonville as a soldier acting under superior orders. The crux of this stirring play raises the question of when the responsibility of the individual to his conscience transcends any power of authority.

 

In a site specific staging by Wayne Miller (Yankee Tavern, To Kill a Mockingbird), the audience will be an integral part of this little known, but compelling part of American history. The script, by Saul Levitt, is based on the official record of the actual trial, which took place in Washington DC, in the summer of 1865, just months after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

What the audience said:

"The intensity and power of the play held me captive. Thank you for a superlative production."
                 Dolores Harden   via e-mail
 
"It's a wonderful play."
                                    Jill Jackson

"Deeply moving..."
                                Lorrie Plankey

"This is a very serious play..but I'm leaving the theater with a smile on my face, because it was so well done!"
                                   Annie Kimball
 
"Kudos to you, cast, and crew on a great show tonight." 
                                    Linda Jensen via Facebook
 
"Great show. Very intense!"
                                  Joan Phillips via Facebook
 
"Just finished seeing "The Andersonville Trial" play. Very well done."
                                    Jonathon Parisen via Twitter


 

 

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