Greenwich Library Hosts 'The Civil War' For Children

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The Greenwich Library hosts "The Civil War", a play geared toward children.
The Greenwich Library hosts "The Civil War", a play geared toward children. Photo Credit: Laura Buckman, file

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Theatreworks USA is bringing the complexity of the Civil War to life for young audiences in grades three through nine at the Greenwich Library.

In telling the tale of this war, Theatreworks focuses on the smaller stories of the soldiers caught up in it, including Zak, a runaway slave who demands the right to fight his own fight; Will, his former best friend and "master," Johnny, an Irish immigrant who volunteers to defend his new home and Jackie, a girl who becomes a drummer boy.

Written by Arthur Perlman, the playwright behind Theatreworks USA’s most successful educational shows, this production features traditional songs of the era while sensitively illustrating this complex chapter of American history.

"The Civil War" illuminates the humanity and sacrifices of those who fought and the many who died.

The 60-minute play starts at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18. Admission is free. The library is at 101 W. Putnam Ave.

Assigned seating tickets are limited to six per person and will be available at noon at the auditorium. Return at 1:50 p.m. when the doors will open for the performance.

Click here to learn more about Theatreworks USA.        

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