Springfield Centre Theatre presents Civil War Journeys | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

October 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023
Fri & Sat - 7:30PM; Sun - 2PM

The Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St, Springfield




Step back in time and experience the poignant and captivating tale of “Civil War Journeys.” Written and directed by John Woodruff, this compelling play takes you on a heartfelt journey through the hardships, sacrifices, and triumphs of three couples during the tumultuous era of the Civil War.

Set against the backdrop of one of the most transformative periods in American history, “Civil War Journeys” weaves together the stories of three couples as they navigate the unforgiving realities of war. Inspired by true events, the play follows a farmer and his best friend on their harrowing journey through the battlefields, highlighting the indomitable spirit that binds them.

In addition, “Civil War Journeys” shines a light on the complex and arduous road to freedom of a courageous slave. Through dialogue and harmonious melodies, the power of music illuminates the emotional landscape of the era, with an on-stage chorus witnessing the events and performing poignant songs like “Let My People Go” and “Somebody’s Darling.”

Prepare to be moved by the extraordinary tales of love, resilience, and humanity in “Civil War Journeys.” Don’t miss this captivating production that brings history to life on stage.