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A Civil War Christmas

Off Broadway Play - Drama — 

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves a rich tapestry of a beleaguered and divided nation, war-weary and desperate for goodwill, on a blustery Christmas Eve in 1864.

Through the personal stories and struggles of a wide range of historical figures and fictional characters – from the President’s wife to runaway slaves, Union and Confederate soldiers to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Walt Whitman – we learn that, for all their differences, one thing is clear: the yearning for peace cuts across religious and class divisions, color lines and, of course, the Mason-Dixon Line.

At once familiar and freshly re-imagined, the story of that winter night is alive with history, hope and humanity. Vividly staged by director Tina Landau and infused throughout with traditional carols and period music, A Civil War Christmas takes a sprawling new look at the seemingly intractable challenges we once faced to see how far we’ve come as a nation and how far we still have to go.

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Pricing information
$0.00 — $70.00
Prices subject to change.

Regular-priced ticket information
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Student rush
Full-time students with a valid student ID may purchase $25 tickets for all performances (subject to availability). Limit one ticket per ID. Tickets must be purchased in person and require an ID at the box office. For tickets, please visit or call the NYTW box office (212-460-5475). (full-time students only)

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Opening date
December 4, 2012

Closing date
December 30, 2012

Running Time
Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including intermission.

Audience advisory
CheapTix Sundays A number of seats are held for Sunday evening performances at 7:00 PM for $20 (Limit 4 per customer and subject to availability). Tickets are available in advance but must be purchased at the NYTW box office on a cash-only basis.

Age guidance

Show Notes
Senior tickets ($32, 65 years of age or older) Senior citizens may purchase tickets for $32 each (subject to availability). Limit one ticket per ID. Tickets can be purchased in person or with a credit card over the phone, and require an ID at the box office. For tickets, please visit or call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200. Senior tickets are available for all performances except Sunday evenings.
New York Theatre Workshop
79 E 4th St (Bowery and 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
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  December 30, 2012 —  January 12, 2013

By subway
#6 to Astor Pl or
B, D, F, Q to Broadway / Lafayette or
F to 2nd Ave or
N, R to 8th St
By bus
M15, M103