The Plagiarists present "War Song" at Berger Park Coach House on March 20–April 12 (Up to 53% Off)


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A story of an African-American sergeant in the Civil War comes alive through song, poetry, and writings by W.E.B. DuBois and Lincoln

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Promotional value expires Apr 19, 2014. Limit 4 per person. Redeem starting 2/27/14 for a ticket at venue box office. Reservation required, early reservation encouraged. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Berger Park Coach House. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects The Plagiarists' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Plagiarists present "War Song" - Edgewater: The Plagiarists present "War Song" at Berger Park Coach House on March 20–April 12 (Up to 53% Off)

The Deal

  • $12.50 for one ticket to see The Plagiarists present War Song (up to $26.87 value)
  • When: any performance, March 20–April 12
  • Where: Berger Park Coach House
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the schedule.

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student or senior discounts.

War Song

) Trailer for The Plagiarists present War Song

Christian Fleetwood was a scholar, a choirmaster, a publisher, a father, a sergeant in the 4th Regiment United States Colored Infantry, and the winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. But he had to fight for all that. Notably in his long life of battles, he gave a speech, “The Negro as Soldier,” which defended the rights of all African Americans to serve in the military. War Song picks up on the eve of this speech’s delivery. Fleetwood’s wife, Sara, has bitter objections to his speaking up, so Fleetwood conjures the spirits of Lincoln, Whitman, W.E.B. DuBois, and Susie King Taylor to guide him with their musings about race and their ghostly wails. Fleetwood soon finds, though, that even his heroes are not without prejudice.

To take a deeper look at the issues they raise, The Plagiarists follow Thursday performances with discussion time. Audience members are invited to chat with the cast, playwright Jessica Wright Buha, and their community leaders about equality, the Civil War, or other relevant topics.

The Plagiarists

“What has gone before is connected to where we are now,” The Plagiarists state on the website, “. . . what seems distant and foreign is also just like us.” But this only touches upon the complexity and thought behind each of the company’s works. The artists behind every performance keep in mind the meaning hidden in the ordinary, the depths contained in what seems simple, scouring literature, visual art, and history for overlooked crannies to shed light on. Then they steal from those sources. But not content to lift the work of others and pass it off as their own, they create new pieces from these findings—thought-provoking performances that stitch together the old and the new to challenge the audience, the actors, and the attending copyright lawyers.

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