By John Ammerman
The Refuge Theatre
- The Civil War has just ended and Clara Barton finds herself digging
the grave of an unknown soldier at Andersonville POW Prison in Georgia.
Commissioned to establish a national cemetery on the site, Barton relays
the atrocities of America’s devastating Civil War while also sharing the
personal struggles, humiliations, and triumphs of a fiercely independent woman
in the 19th century while suppressed under the shackles of
a male dominated society—and rising above the oppression with compassion,
duty, and perseverance to eventually become the founder of the American Red Cross.
Starring Kathleen McManus and directed by Elisa Lloyd Carlson.