"Battle Hymn" is a fantastical epic that follows a young girl's 150-year pregnancy and kaleidoscopic journey through history. This world premiere production runs January 17 through February 21 at the 87-seat [Inside] the Ford at the Ford Amphitheater.
From the press release:
On the eve of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Martha (Los Angeles newcomer Suzy Jane Hunt) finds herself pregnant and ostracized. As Martha travels through and fights in the Civil War, she settles on one incontrovertible fact: she will not raise her baby in a blood-soaked, violent country. Martha stays pregnant for over a century, until she arrives in San Francisco in 1967. For a moment Martha thinks she's landed in heaven, but before she knows it, half the world is at war once again. From the mud and the blood of Fort Sumter to singing cows and the summer of love, Martha's journey embodies the tragedy, humor and hope that have shaped the last 150 years of U.S. history.
Tickets are $20, but two previews on January 15 and 16 (that's tomorrow and Friday), as well as all Sunday 2:00 pm performances, are pay-what-you-can.
"Battle Hymn" runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm and 7 pm, January 17 through February 21. Two previews take place on January 15 and 16 at 8 pm.
[Inside] the Ford is located in the Ford Theatres complex at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, just off the 101 Freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios. On-site parking is free.
For reservations and information, call the Ford Theatres Box Office at (323) 461-3673 or click here.