Photo by Bruce Dale
SHERMAN THE PEACEMAKER
General William Tecumseh Sherman (played by noted D.C. actor John Lescault) secures the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston “after Appomattox. ” Many members of the cast have strong Rappahannock County connections and highly accomplished careers in the big city. They included: David Tatel, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; General John Douglass, a retired US Air Force Brigadier General and former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition, Sidney Blumenthal, former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton. Also in attendance was Andrew
Cockburn, Washington editor of Harper’s magazine and author of numerous books, including the recently published Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins. The breezes were soft after the area finally emerged from the early June rains. It was an enchanting and breathtaking al fresco setting amphitheater, a marvel of vision and human energy on the part of John Henry. Proceeds were for the benefit of Kid Pan Alley, a national non-profit school music enrichment program. The Civil War reenactment troop, Stribling’s Battery, led by former Assistant Secretary of the Navy, General John Douglass, included a cannon on the field. n
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June 6, 7 p.m. The Amphitheater, Stone Hill Farm Flint Hill, Virginia Gates open for picnicing, 5 p.m
A benefit for KID PAN ALLEY Suggested Donation $20
The magnificent stone amphitheater at Neolithic stonemason John B. Henry’s Stone Hill Farm in Flint Hill was six years in the making
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Noted D.C. actor John Lescault (at table far left) played the lead part of General Sherman with David S. Tatel as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and (far right) architect Dick Manuel as an aide to Secretary Stanton. He is a great grandson of a confederate veteran who was present at the surrender at Appomattox
Artist Craig McPherson, known for his New York murals, paintings and mezzotint engravings, plays a role very close to his heart as the well-known Civil War photographer Matthew Brady. He is shown here photographing General Sherman
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The performance included a cannon on the field
sophisticated lesson in history accompanied by the roar of canyons marked the production of Sherman the Peacemaker by James Reston, Jr. at Stone Hill Farm in Flint Hill. It was directed by Rick Davis, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Professor of Theatre at George Mason University and executive director, Hylton Performing Arts Center. The play tells the story of the last days and immediate aftermath of the Civil War, as
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