by John Carl Haas, directed by Shelagh Grasso
The play, set in September 1865 in a hotel room in Washington City, involves a conversation between General William T. Sherman and General Ethan Allen Hitchcock. Hitchcock, a retired Army General and man widely known for his commitment to ethical principles, has serious concerns with Sherman’s judgement during the Civil War. In a hotel room in Washington City, the two men discuss Hitchcock’s defense of Sherman and his actions in two Southern cities before a Congressional hearing.
Robert Thompson, Theater Department professor at Chesapeake College, plays the role of Sherman, and CHT veteran Will Robinson appears this time as Ethan Allen Hitchcock in this virtual Zoom production. Producer and Director, Shelagh Grasso is joined by Stage Manager, Michelle Christopher in support of this historical portrayal of a fictional event.
CHT will air the production via Zoom at 8pm on February 12, 13 and 2pm on 14. Tickets for the Zoom connection are $20 (discounts for students and members apply) and may be purchased through the CHT website www.ChurchHillTheatre.org