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The Moment Was Now: A Musical About Reconstruction

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church 811 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)


The Moment Was Now is a musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the play centers around the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic historic leaders of powerful constituencies during Reconstruction. The conflicts and possibilities unfold at a fictional meeting convened by Frederick Douglass and are elevated by the musical and spoken word format. Hope hangs in the balance at this most unusual gathering of suffragette, abolitionist Susan B. Anthony; Black trade union leader Isaac Myers; feminist author and abolitionist Frances Harper; and National Labor Union president William Sylvis. Railroad Kingpin Jay Gould lurks in the background.

Shows Sunday February 23rd and the weekends of February 28th and March 6th. Showtimes TBD.