Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
$12.50 Member, $16 Student/Senior, $25 Non-member
A living history event with playwright and actor Tom Dugan.
The Trial of Robert E. Lee is an epic tale that looks beyond the black and white pages of our history into the gray areas of America’s past. Set just moments before his historic surrender to General Grant on April 9th 1865, this meticulously researched one-man drama places the audience in the jury box as Lee shares the extraordinary circumstances of his remarkable life.
The Trial of Robert E. Lee is a spellbinding American journey that transports the audience onto the raging battlefields of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and then back again to Wilmer McClain’s front parlor and posterity’s verdict “patriot” or “traitor”? As we hear General Grant’s approaching footsteps Lee warns against simplifying our nation’s story into a comforting novel of good verses evil, saying “Fictionalized history teaches later generations to long for the good old days, which never really were, and to despise the little good that is granted us in this present world.”