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The Civil War On Stage â€" Two Theatrical Events â€" One Stunning Evening

 Panola College Drama department will present The Civil War On Stage, a presentation of two staged plays in one evening on November 7 and 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.  The first offering presents scenes from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration , produced by special permission from Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York and features the Panola College Choir.  Set on Christmas Eve, 1864 in Washington D.C., the venue offers a look into the events of that last Christmas of the Civil War, highlighted by musical selections from the time period.  The second half of the program features a revival of the 1997 Panola College world premiere of Confederate Letters by Texas playwright Barre Gonzalez and guest directed by Liz Hedges.  The story depicts the struggles and consequences for the Havard family in Texas during the last summer of the Civil War. 

In addition to the two performances, the evening features a talk-back with the playwright, Barre Gonzalez.  Confederate Letters is a revival of the award-winning 1997 world premiere, which was produced by Panola College in 1997 under the direction of then drama department chair, Liz Hedges and includes original cast member, Travis Curry.

Tickets are $8.00 for the general public.  Performances are Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.  Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended for this production.  To reserve seating, please call 903-693-2017 or email


Bud Worley


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