Despite a potential serial killer on the loose in the community, Wind Gap residents gather for Calhoun Day, an annual southern-pride festival hosted by Adora on the grounds of her house. As Amma and her friends act out a traditional play depicting the sacrifices made by the wife of a Confederate soldier, Adora shares confidences with Richard that may impact his relationship with Camille.
Did You Know?
For a split second before the curtains on stage drop, you can read "Shallow Day" instead of "Calhoun Day". See more
The "Battle Hymn of the Republic" was a Union fight song. Nobody celebrating their Southern heritage would sing this song.
Missouri was a slave state that never joined the Confederacy. Much, if not most, of the population wanted to secede but the state was isolated and would be unsupported by the Confederacy. The governor and other state leaders wisely kept Missouri in the Union (the Republic) and saved the state from much of devastation experienced by other southern states. Many Confederate sympathizers joined private militias. A well-known example is Quantrill's Raiders. These guerrilla fighters. Other sympathizers joined the Confederate Army, but they had to travel to a Confederate state to do so. See more
Dance and Angela
From A Place in the Sun (1951)
Written by Franz Waxman
Performed by Mark Batson See more