Tuesday, July 24, 2012

'The Will' a play by Sandra Seaton on an African American family after the Civil War, 7:30 PM July 27, Michigan Library, Lansing

Sandra Seaton’s The Will portrays the life of an African American family in a small town in Tennessee after the Civil War. As we mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, The Will dramatizes the human consequences of the war as experienced by the Webster family. The Webster sons return from service in the Union army expecting to be treated as full citizens, but they find that victory at home is more elusive than victory on the battlefield. Their father Cyrus Webster, a local farmer, is determined to pass on not only his worldly possessions but also his courage and wisdom to his descendants.  The Will emphasizes the African American contribution to the Civil War and the range of African American culture.

You are invited to a Special Event Presented by the Library of Michigan, Library of Michigan Foundation & the Michigan Historical Center

A concert performance of

The Will: A Civil War Drama

by Sandra Seaton
directed by John Lepard
with music by Erik Santos

Cast (in order of appearance)

Keith Williams, Michael Hays, Regina Riddle,  Kenneth Nelson, Corey Dorris,
Pia Williams, Gordon Hicks Clark, Michael Banghart, and Chris Goeckel

Friday, July 27th at 7:30 pm
at the Michigan Library and Historical Center Forum
Tickets: $15

For additional information and to purchase tickets click on:

Doors open at 7pm. The play will begin promptly at 7:30pm.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.

To learn more about Sandra Seaton's work, visit:

To become a sponsor of The Will contact:
The Library of Michigan Foundation

Join us for refreshments in the lobby following the performance.

See you there!

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