In 1854 Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act which provided that the question of slavery in those territories was to be decided by their residents. This precipitated a proto-civil war between North and South, both sides sending men and money to Kansas to swing the balance of national power. The South was in control of the federal government. Now it's an opera!
Sat., May 3, 8 p.m.; Mon., May 5, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., May 7, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., May 9, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 11, 2 p.m., 2008