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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pulitzer Prize Winners Discuss American Civil War, Abe Lincoln, Race in America

(Boston) -- The Huntington Theatre Company’s Humanities Forum is presenting Pulitzer-prize winning authors Paula Vogel and Doris Kearns Goodwin on Sunday, December 6 at the Boston University Theatre.

Playwright Vogel (How I Learned to Drive, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration) and Kearns Goodwin (No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Team of Rivals) will speak in conversation about the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, race in America, and more.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, follows the 2:00 p.m. performance of Vogel’s play, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.

Taking place on Christmas Eve 1864, the play features stories by a collection of characters including President Abraham Lincoln and his wife. The stories are woven into an American tapestry, showing that the gladness of one's heart is the greatest gift of all. This production includes holiday music and is enhanced by local choirs caroling before each performance.

Tickets are available for purchase for the performance of A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.

Visit huntingtontheatre.org/civilwar for more information or call 617 266-0800.

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