Columbus theater hosts Civil War play "Pink and Say"

Columbus theater hosts Civil War play "Pink and Say"

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In a city that's home to thousands of soldiers, a Columbus theater is taking us back in time—to the Civil War.

The play "Pink and Say" is adapted from the children's book by Patricia Polacco, based on a true story of one of her ancestors who served in that divisive War Between the States.

It's being performed the next two Friday & Saturday nights at The Family Theatre—located at Rose Hill Baptist Church off Hamilton Road in Columbus.

This production is in conjunction with the 150 year commemoration of the end of the Civil War. It was adapted for the stage and is directed by Cheryl Palmour of Columbus.

"What happens in the play actually happened and that was one of the things that drew me to wanted to adapt this I contacted her and got her permission," says Palmour.

"Pink and Say" highlights the brief but intimate friendship of two young boys during the Civil War, one of them carrying the other back to his Georgia home where he and his family were slaves.

The play starts at the following times at the Family Theater (reservations are recommended):

- Friday, March 13: 7:30 PM

- Saturday, March 14: 7:30 PM

- Friday, March 20: 7:30 PM

- Saturday, March 21: 7:30 PM

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