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Forward 54th

Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014. Through interweaving monologues and live Civil War-era music, this dramatic interpretation retells the rich stories of the people and events remembered in Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial.