History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon to Theater of the American South in Wilson. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a ticket to any scheduled production of either The Civil War in Song & Legend at the Boykin Cultural Center or Shiloh Rules at the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theater (up to a $20 value).
- For $10, you get four tickets for entry all weekend to the antiques show, which runs Friday, May 13–Sunday, May 15 at the Recreation Park Community Center (up to a $20 value).
Theater of the American South celebrates Southern culture and history with a spring festival featuring a theatrical double-header, culinary demonstrations, speakers, and an antiques show. The Civil War in Song & Legend puts Broadway actor and 200-year-old gentleman Bill Schustik onstage to relive the turbulent 1860s by relating stories, personal memories of the events, and songs with intermittent youth-chorus and gospel-choir accompaniment. Doris Baizley’s Shiloh Rules portrays present-day Northern and Southern women involved in a reenactment of the famous battle as their personal feud escalates across the battlefield through events both dramatic and comedic. The antiques show proffers purchasable relics of past epochs in Southern history, providing relief for time-traveling antebellum ladies seeking their lost autograph books.