Alan Hutton Offers Civil War Weaponry Hands-On Demonstration at Main Street Theater Today
Stage combat-, pyrotechnic-, and historical expert Alan Hutton will give a lecture and hands-on civil war weaponry demonstration in connection with Main Street Theater's current production of A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration. The event is one of several Part of the Art Series events for the production.
Mr. Hutton will present various aspects of the Civil War: weaponry, the lives of the soldiers, and more. This event will be part lecture, and part hands-on interactive "show and tell." Tickets are $25, and the event will be held at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd at 7pm. Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office, 2540 Times Blvd., via phone at 713.524.6706, or online at MainStreetTheater.com.
It's 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith's mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant face Christmas Eve with their troops. This musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives in a rich and engaging tapestry. Recommended for audiences 12 and up.