The Trial of Mrs. Surratt
About The Trial of Mrs. Surratt
"The Trial of Mrs. Surratt" is a new play with music written by Broadway playwright Lanie Robertson (Lady Day). Surratt is a surreal and telling look at the trial and final days of Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the U.S. Government.
An exploration of the lives of those infamously dubbed as the "Lincoln Conspirators,” this play challenges audiences to examine a piece of American history from the perspective of its most misunderstood historical figures. Based on dinner table conversations, federal trials, and journal entries Surratt explores 1865 post-Civil War America in a way most have never imagined. Featuring historic Civil War battle hymns that have been completely re-imagined with new arrangements evoking an Appalachian Folk sound.
“The Trial of Mrs. Surratt gives new life to an important piece of American history and what it means to be loyal to your country. As relevant today as in 1865.” (DC Metro Theater Arts)
1hr 50min (no intermission)
Recommended for ages 13 and older.