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The history, the people and the stories of the Upper Midwest

Theater Program

CWM Theater character Patrick Sullivan, a member of the famous "Iron Brigade."

CWM Theater character Patrick Sullivan, a member of the famous “Iron Brigade.”

Who better to tell the stories of the people who were touched by the Civil War or slavery than the individuals themselves?

Firsthand accounts written by the people themselves are the basis of the Theater Program scripts. Professional actors and actresses portray each of these authentic historical individuals.

Theater performances are 30 to 45 minutes in length. Performances include a brief question and answer session, and performers are always available after the performance to meet the public.

Testimonials

“The Theater program was our favorite.”

“Thank you for a wonderful experience.”

“Our theater program was excellent.”

Theater Program Outreach

If you are unable to come to the Civil War Museum, we will bring the actors to your school or organization.

This program is recommended for adult audiences and student audiences 4th grade and older.
The program includes:

  • 30 to 45 minute performance
  • 10-minute question and answer session with the actor “in character”
  • 10-minute question and answer session with the actor as his or her modern day self

The first question and answer session allows the audience to learn more about the character and his or her viewpoints.
The second allows the actor to make connections between the past and today without compromising the first-person interpretation.

Plan on scheduling one month in advance. Educators receive standards-based pre-visit information and post-visit activities. For more information and fees call 262-653-4433 or email thaase@kenosha.org.

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