After months of preparation, “Marching Through Culpeper” strides onto stage Friday night.
The Civil War-set stage adaptation of the Virginia Morton novel of the same name debuts at Eastern View High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, kicking off a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain.
An opening day reception will be held at Daniel Technology Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Morton said more than 200 tickets have been sold for the reception and that dignitaries Dr. James Robertson and original music and lyric writer Rod Stone will be at the reception, along with descendants of real characters in the show — Dr. Frank Stringfellow, great-grandson of Confederate scout, Frank Stringfellow, and Jeb Stuart IV, great-grandson of the famous Confederate general.
Morton said the play is progressing with dress rehearsals scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
“We’re getting there,” she said. “A lot of work has already been done. We’re going to have some phenomenal special effects.”
She said advanced ticket sales have been brisk.
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