Amelia is a heroic Civil War tale of one woman’s search for her husband across the battlefields of America. The story culminates at the gates of the notorious Andersonville Prison Camp. In its two-hander form, Amelia celebrates the inherent theatricality of two bodies on stage creating an epic and vast world.
"Brings a corner of the Civil War vividly to life [...] rich in language, history and ideas [...] tour de force. Webb's play mines an intriguing sidebar of the Civil War - several hundred women fought in the war disguised as men." - Washington Post, Read More
"After 90 minutes in a room with just two bodies on a stage, you leave with a head full of vivid pictures, indelible images of woman consumed by her purpose, and a nation consuming itself." - Washington City Paper, Read More
"This simply presented production exemplifies the astonishing power of theatre to unexpectedly grab you and carry you off into an adventure of the soul." - DC Theatre Scene, Read More
"Alex Webb has crafted an ingenious tale [...] The narrative is historical, yet relevantly feminist, emotionally brutal, yet romantic, and constantly upsetting, yet amusing." - Backstage, Read More
"Amelia recreates Civil War history with uncanny accuracy and delivers a knockout story of young lovers caught up in one of history’s great wars." - History News Network, Read More
"To say that it was an evening of magic is to sell it short. It was the kind of production that gave hope to the heart, joy to the soul and a sorrow leavened by admiration and wonder.” - On Milwaukee, Read More