WCVE hosting free premiere screening of ‘Mercy Street’ at The Byrd this Sunday

The Civil War drama was filmed in and around Petersburg.

WCVE is hosting a premiere of the PBS Civil War drama Mercy Street at The Byrd Theatre on Sunday, December 13th.

Set in Virginia in the spring of 1862, Mercy Street follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict; Mary Phinney, a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green, a naive young Confederate belle. The two collide at Mansion House, the Green family’s luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army Hospital in Alexandria, a border town between North and South and the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war.

Ruled under martial law, Alexandria is now the melting pot of the region, filled with soldiers, civilians, female volunteers, doctors, wounded soldiers from both sides, runaway slaves, prostitutes, speculators and spies.

From WCVE:

Come see the first episode on the big screen of Mercy Street—PBS’ new Civil War drama filmed in and around Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. Based on true stories, the series comes from an award-winning creative team including Lisa Wolfinger, Ridley Scott, David Zabel and David Zucker.

Enjoy viewing this new production, PBS’ first American-made drama in 10 years with Co-Creator/Executive Producer Lisa Wolfinger, Producer David A. Rosemont and local cast and crew.

The event is Free with tickets available on a first come first served basis.

The premiere takes place Sunday, December 13th at  7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Get free tickets online here.


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