The El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre continues with Far Appomattox , a reader’s theater production of the Frank G. Levering play about events leading up to the end of the Civil War 150 years ago.
Frontera Repertory Theatre Company will present Far Appomattox at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 11 in the Philanthropy Theatre at the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.
Tickets are $16 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com (additional online charges apply), 800-745-3000 and 915-546-0609. Season tickets are $104 for eight shows (20 percent off face value), on sale at 915-533-4020 and www.epcf.org/give/donate.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart) and Frontera Rep cofounder and three-time Hollywood Drama-Logue Award winner Camilla Carr (All About Bette) are producing, with Levering directing the six-member cast. Far Appomattox chronicles the maneuvering by Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee before Lee’s surrender at Virginia’s Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
“This play is full of personal drama with the central part being the test of wills between Lee and
Grant. You learn a lot about them. Things that will surprise you,” says Levering, a Virginia-based
poet, author and cherry orchard owner. TV and movie actor Bruce Wright (Apollo 13, Battlestar
Galactica, Days of Our Lives) plays Lee, with Border Theatre founder Austin Savage as Grant.
Henley, Carr, Levering and the cast will participate in a post-show Q&A. Levering also will sign
copies of the play after the performance.