I give you Civil War 2: No Survivors!

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A myriad of historical characters in an epic battle-of-the-bands that's part Gone with the Wind and part folk-punk extravaganza.

See Dixie, the Southern belle imprisoned in the world’s largest dress! Admire Walt Whitman, grower of the longest beard from North to South! Hear the dueling sounds of Southern nostalgia and Northern aggression! This is Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret.

John Brown, P.T. Barnum, Stephen Foster, Tom Waits, Hoagy Carmichael, Levon Helm, and others are all featured as the Bearded Ladies give a new voice to the cultural legacy of one of this country’s most defining conflicts. First produced in 2011 at the Wilma Theater and revived in 2013 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts as part of PIFA.

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