By Paula Vogel
November 20 December 20, 2014
It's 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith's mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prizewinner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one's heart is the best gift of all.