#82. Spring in Chicago 2012 will be remembered as epic. Three of the major theatre companies are mounting large ensemble productions. Court premiered Angels in America -Part 1 & 2. Goodman is in final rehearsals for The Iceman Cometh. And overon Halsted…
Steppenwolf Theatre presents the world premiere of The March. It’s the Civil War in 1864. General William Tecumseh Sherman has invaded Georgia. Southerners react to the destructive march across the state. Confederate soldiers flip allegiance. Slaves use the chaos to escape. Occupied plantations house union soldiers. Belles become nurses to heal the bloody mess. People are dying. People are deserting. People are demolishing their own civilization. Still, the march goes on. The March chronicles the final days of the Civil War. It’s part history, part saga and all spectacle.
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Echoing the final words of the show, Dick describes it with “I am free!”
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