A Civil War Christmas


It’s 1864 and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. “History lessons and holiday warmth sit cozily alongside each other” (The New York Times) in this pageant of carols by Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Indecent. Stories of many intertwining lives– spanning from the battlegrounds of Northern Virginia to the halls of the White House– demonstrate that the gladness of one's heart is the best gift of all. This “rich and moving play with music” (Variety) is a treat the whole family will enjoy.

Presented by 1st Stage

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$15 - $39

Discount Tickets Available Call box office for industry tickets.

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Box Office Phone: 703-854-1856

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/29/2018 - 12/30/2018
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates


  • 12/08/2018 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 12/06/2018 - 7:30pm
  • 12/07/2018 - 8:00pm
  • 12/08/2018 - 2:00pm
  • 12/08/2018 - 8:00pm
  • 12/09/2018 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Russell Rinker Abraham Lincoln, Ensemble
Josh Simon Ensemble
Gary Perkins III Ensemble
Karma Price Ensemble
Suzy Alden Ensemble
Rebecca Ballinger Ensemble
Demitrus (Demie) Carter Ensemble
Ayanna Hardy Ensemble
Billie Krishawn Ensemble
VaShawn McIlwain Ensemble
Sophie Shulman Ensemble
Tiziano D'Affuso Ensemble
Production Personnel
Paula Vogel
Deidra LaWan Starnes
Costume Designer
Danielle Preston
Set Designer
Jessica Cancino
Sound Designer
David Lamont Wilson
Musical Director
Markus Williams
Lighting Designer
Johnathan Alexander
Daryl Waters


1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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