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Thursday, October 16, 2014
An Exploration of Burden of Justice: 1863
TPAC’s Polk Theater
Some 10,500 armed conflicts occurred during the Civil War, ranging from battles to minor skirmishes. Burden of Justice: 1863 tells the story of a skirmish between Union soldiers and local citizens on July 2nd in western Dickson County, Tennessee, at a place called the Irish Shanty. Playwright Carolyn German of Nashville’s Theater Craft used original transcripts of legal proceedings in Clarksville to recreate the trial of Aaron James, which was brought before President Lincoln and reported in The New York Times. A single actor portrays ten distinct characters at a breathtaking pace, inviting audience opinion and inspiring lively debate about truth and justice.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED : You must register to receive a complimentary lunch. Box lunches will be provided for the first 300 people to respond.
Lunch is served at 11:30am; Program is noon to 1:00pm
To help defray the cost of the luncheon series, cash donations will be accepted at the door. A portion of the proceeds collected at this luncheon will be donated to Nashville Children's Theatre.