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Museum Theatre

The Museum Theatre series at the Lorenzo Cultural Center showcases original productions by Michigan playwrights that enlighten and amuse the audiences at the center. The series started in 2019 and has been popular ever since.

This year, our exhibit "Freedom Confirmed," is supported by the series featuring a two-part sequence: The Iron Brigade (Part I): The Recruit and The Iron Brigade (Part II): The Black Hat.

By: Joseph Zettelmaier | Directed by: D.B. Schroeder | Featuring: Alex Salerno

Museum Theatre

The Iron Brigade, Part I: The Recruit

March 13, 2024 | March 16, 2024 | April 4, 2024 • 11am

Jacob Musgrave is an apple farmer. His father and grandfather were apple farmers before him. He has a bright future ahead of him, a new wife, and a thriving business. But when General John Gibbon of the Army of the Potomac's Iron Brigade comes to Detroit in dire need of munitions and men, Jacob finds himself a private in the newly formed 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment, on his way to Fredericksburg to take on the Confederate Army!

The Iron Brigade, Part II: The Black Hat

March 15, 2024 | April 5, 2024 • 11am
March 16, 2024 • 1pm

Three years later, a battle-hardened Jacob looks back at a career as a "Black Hat," a nickname given to the tenacious fighters in the Iron Brigade. He's risen through the ranks, and now must try to find his way in a post-Civil War world, in his own home, and while serving the most important post-war duty of his life. His world has been forever changed, and he must learn what that means to him.

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