Presented by Contemporary Theatre of Dallas. Confederate troops can no longer hold the capital of Richmond, and General Robert E. Lee must evacuate his men. It’s 150 years ago, and General Lee is fleeing Richmond. The army of Northern Virginia swings west, beginning
“Lee’s final retreat.” Fast forward, it’s now 2015; “Beau” Weeks and his wife Jenny are retracing the steps of Lee’s Army in hopes of finding Beau’s roots through his family history. But will this confrontation of history bring renewal, or will it end his marriage to Jenny? Both past and present must decide for themselves what it means to surrender. 2010 Winner of the Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. The Road to Appomattox was
first produced in 2011 by Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA by Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director.