The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ, presents Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd's musical The Civil War. Cast member Derrick Cobey (The Scottsboro Boys) takes us behind the scenes.
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The Civil War , which has lyrics by Jack Murphy and a book by Alley Theatre artistic director Gregory Boyd, draws from original Civil War-era documents for its subject matter. The authors raided correspondence, diaries, newspaper accounts, speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, even the poetry of Walt Whitman, to communicate the real-life experiences of the soldiers and civilians who endured the war.