PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Freedom's Child": Derrick Cobey Takes Playbill Inside the Eagle Theatre Staging of Frank Wildhorn's The Civil War

Photos   PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Freedom's Child": Derrick Cobey Takes Playbill Inside the Eagle Theatre Staging of Frank Wildhorn's The Civil War 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.

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.

Performances continue through Oct. 11.

Visit theeagletheatre.com/the-civil-war/

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