"First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln"
engraving by Alexander Hay Ritchie (1866), after Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1864)
In a Civil War border town on the eve of Emancipation, the citizens of a nation divided
await the arrival of the dreaded Proclamation which threatens to change the traditional definition of freedom forever.
Cast Size: 7m
Running Time: 90 minutes
a 10-minute play in the online