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Inside the Artist's Studio: Battledrum, Drummer Boys, and Civil War


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How do you take the world of Civil War drummer boys and create a compelling and meaningful stage production that is also historically accurate? Meet the director, designers, musicians, and actors from Metro Theater Company and historians from the Missouri Historical Society who are taking on that challenge with the play, “Battledrum.”

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The program includes a tour of the set, questions and answers with the director, actors, and playwright, performance of a short scene from the play, examples of drummer boy drills used both by soldiers as well as in the production, historic background on Civil War drummer boys, and video showing elements of the Missouri History Museum’s exhibition, “The Civil War in Missouri.”


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