Rappahannock County avoids epic sweep to tell powerful human stories…It achieves its power through the slow accretion of telling detail. Many of the characters are unforgettable. A black soldier chooses not to kill a Confederate on the battlefield. Another Confederate soldier, only 17, dies with the rueful knowledge he's never been kissed. An old lady sells pies behind Union lines to spy on the enemy. A formerly enslaved couple celebrates their right to marry legally. An undertaker gets rich on all the fresh corpses.
—Roy Proctor, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Rappahannock County'(Texas Performing Arts) This new musical theatre work rendered the Civil War, our nation's epic tragedy, in miniature: two dozen art songs that gleamed like diamonds in sunlight – and cut like them, too.