Baltimore's Centerstage is one of four performing arts organizations that are producing several theatrical works commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War,
writes the New York Times
The National Civil War Project partners the theater troupes with the arts department of an academic institution. In the case of Centerstage, the Mount Vernon theater is teaming up with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. The duo has commissioned “At War With Ourselves,” by the Kronos Quartet
that promises to feature a "legendary composer."
Theaters and universities in Atlanta, Boston and Washington, D.C., are also taking part.