The Struthers Library Theatre and the DeFrees Family Memorial Fund present Theatre IV's "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the theater.
The Theatre IV touring company, in recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, will perform the stirring musical revue that recounts our nation's history form both the Northern and Southern perspectives.
From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, you'll hear the songs and first-person narratives written and sung by the men and women who lived and died in those harrowing times. American classics like "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Dixie" "Lincoln and Liberty," "No More Auction Block for Me," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and more bring to life an epic American story in a deeply personal way. Filled with foot stomping celebrations, soulful laments, gentle folk tunes, stirring marches, and heartfelt gospel, "Mine Eyes ... " will enrich the audience with understanding of the Civil War itself and the social and political upheavals that called it into being.
"Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" is an Arts and Education performance and will be performed for WCSD students in fifth and seventh grades in the morning. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance are available at the theater office or at the door or by calling 723-7231. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and seniors and $5 for students. Children age 5 and younger are free.