Robert E. Lee and John Brown: Lighting the Fuse isn't the only play we're working on that focuses on the period surrounding the American Civil War. Lee and Brown has two more weekends to run (please come and check it out.) But Wayside Theatre's Education Department is accomplishing amazing things with is Emerging Artists in Action production of Belle Boyd: Civil War Spy.
Belle Boyd only has a four performances this weekend, and we're doing them at Lord Fairfax Community College (thanks for accommodating us LFCC!) The performance are Friday at Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm.
Not only is the subject matter fun and thrilling as it focuses on a young female who spied for the Confederacy during the Civil War, but how this production is assembled is equally amazing.
The play was written by a team of four teenagers and is performed by all teens as well, under the direction of our Education Director, Sarah Blackwell. These kids researched all summer and then put the play in gear.
Call me biased, call me proud, call me whatever, the play and everything about it is remarkable and is an experienced you shouldn't miss. These young writers did a superb job and the cast has really risen to the challenge.
Speaking of challenges, our design team, did as well. Due to our financial woes, we had to cut all production expenses for this show, but our artists came up with some amazing visuals to help these young people tell the story.
I do hope you can come and see Belle Boyd: Civil War Spy this weekend. You'll enjoy the play, but watching and listening to the young talent is an inspiration that can fill you with hope for the future.