For the June Playset of the Month, we bring you Reconstruction, by Tom Gurganus.
It is 1867. The American Civil War is over and the South is in ashes. She must be restored to the Union, and the process by which she will be rebuilt and embraced by the victors – well, it is not a smooth one.
In southern Virginia, amid the still-smoldering ruins of late-war battlefields, newly freed slaves mingle with former owners. Carpetbaggers and scallywags look for quick profits. Corruption is the coin of the realm, and the desperate, despicable and insane all look for an angle.