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Plays for Peace

Plays for Peace focuses on mankind's fascination with war, highlighting leadership that leads to peace, prevents war and strives for the common humanity and prosperity that leads to peace.



Tony Winner John Rubinstein in

This Piece of Ground

A New Play by Richard Hellesen

Directed by Peter Ellenstein

A new play starring Tony-Winner John Rubinstein as Dwight D. Eisenhower, President, War Hero, Philosopher, whose leadership rebuilding Europe and waging peace in the Cold War offers unique and informative perspectives on the troubles facing America and the world today.



Necessary Sacrifices

by Richard Hellesen

During the summers of 1863 and 1864, Frederick Douglass challenges Abraham Lincoln to use his power as president to bring truth to America's founding ideal that “all men are created equal.

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A Civil War Christmas

A musical by Paula Vogel

1864, Washington, D.C. in the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, The Lincolns plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom.

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