As a nation, we continue to be haunted by the Civil War. Performed by Showman (from the South) and Dawidziak (from the North), this hour show blends haunting literary selections with actual ghost stories from Ohio and other states, including South Carolina and Virginia. The literary interludes include poetry by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, as well as a terror tale by Ohio native (and Civil War veteran) Ambrose Bierce. The show also features a special section about Abraham Lincoln.
Specializing in faithful adaptations of great literary works, the Largely Literary Theater Company was founded in 2001 to promote literacy, literature and live theater. The troupe is best known for: Twain By Three, a two-act adaptation of humorous sketches by Mark Twain; The Tell-Tale Play, a two-act collection of poems and stories by Edgar Allan Poe; and its three-person version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.