Appomattox Explores Journey from Civil War to Civil Rights

posted by Scott Stevens -

Appomattox, VA:  Wolfbane Productions, in association with American Civil War Museum- Appomattox and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, is proud to present The Hannah Reynolds Story outside at Appomattox Court House NHP, 111 National Park Dr, Appomattox, VA 24522, on April 6 and 7, 2018.  Show begins at 7pm; guests are encouraged to bring their favorite lawn chair. This family-friendly production will be presented free of charge as part of the commemoration of the 153rd Anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

The Hannah Reynolds Story follows the tragic last days of Hannah Reynolds, an enslaved woman, who was wounded in battle on April 9, 1865. She died three days later – a free woman – becoming the only civilian casualty in the Battle of Appomattox Court House. This original one-act play, written by Wolfbane’s Ken Arpino brings the story of this courageous woman to life; starring Beverly Owens, Rory Lee-Washington, Ellee Evans, Luke Milhoan, Joshua Boyce, and Wolfbane’s Producing Artistic Director, Dustin Williams.

American Civil War Museum-Appomattox will also be premiering a brand new exhibit starting April 6, 2018 in partnership with Lynchburg College called “Local Stories, National Struggle.”  Appomattox Court House National Historical Park has a full itinerary of commemoration activities including speakers, living history, and live reenactments.  After the Saturday night performance of The Hannah Reynolds Story, stay and experience the luminary ceremony, as 4,600 candles are lit in honor of the emancipated slaves from Appomattox.

Mark your calendars, Wolfbane’s Romeo and Juliet, an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tale set during the Civil War, will return to the National Park this June. Audiences will witness the tragic end of star-crossed lovers while the nation surrounding them is reunited through peace. For additional information and tickets, please visit www.wolfbane.org

Be sure to join us for an evening of entertainment in Appomattox, VA!

CONTACT:                                                    

Ken Arpino                                       

Executive Director

(781) 266-6575

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