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Dueling Critics: City Lit Theater goes historical with 'The Copperhead'

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Many are marking the occasion. But Chicago’s City Lit Theater may put other plans to shame. The company plans to stage a Civil War-themed production every April, until the year 2015.

The first play out of the gates is The Copperhead, written in 1918. To find out more about this first production and City Lit’s five-year plan Eight Forty-Eight spoke to the Dueling Critics Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman.

The Copperhead, at City Lit Theater in Edgewater, runs through May 15.

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