UVA : Culbreth Theatre
Mercy Street2015. USA. 54 min.
Director: Roxann Dawson Featuring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Hannah James, Tara Summers, AnnaSophia Robb
This new PBS Civil War drama produced in and around Richmond, Virginia, takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans facing unprecedented challenges during one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. The series is set in the spring of 1862, and follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict. They collide at the Mansion House, a luxury hotel that has transformed into a Union army hospital in Alexandria, a border town and the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war. The intersection of North and South within the confines of a small occupied town creates a rich world that is chaotic, conflicted, corrupt, dynamic, and even hopeful. The series debuts on Jan. 17 at 10:00 PM on PBS. Discussion with actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tara Summers, and Hannah James; co-executive producer Lisa Wolfinger; and moderator Gary Gallagher (U.Va.)
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