Paula Vogel
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Paula Vogel
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Full cast and creative team have been announced for the Long Wharf Theatre's production of Paula Vogel's new play, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, to run November 26-December 21. The production, which will open officially on December 3, will be directed by Tina Landau.

The play is set in 1864, as Washington, D.C. settles down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving while on the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel collides with a Union blacksmith, and, in the alleys downtown, an escaped slave must separate from her daughter just before finding freedom. Vogel is best known as the author of How I Learned to Drive.

The cast includes Jay Russell, Diane Sutherland, Marc Damon Johnson, Ora Jones, Susannah Flood, Justin Blanchard, Bianca LaVerne Jones, Drew McVety, Rachel Shapiro Alderman, J.D. Goldblatt, Brian Tyree Henry, Scott Thomas, Guy Adkins, Melanky Welsh, and Faith Philpot.

The creative team is comprised of James Schuette (sets), Toni-Leslie James (costumes), Scott Zielinski (lighting), Josh Horvath (sound), Daryl Waters (music supervisor), and Andrew Resnick (music director). Landau is currently represented Off-Broadway by the Vineyard Theatre's production of Wig Out.

For tickets and information, call 203-787-4282 or visit www.longwharf.org.