Based on real events, MERCY STREET takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of a distinctive cast of characters – doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists – set in the chaotic world of Union -occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War.
Dr. Foster confronts his family’s divided loyalties when his mother and wounded Confederate brother arrive. Alice is shocked to find her fiancé, Tom, deeply changed by war. Samuel and Aurelia try to persuade a slave boy to seize a chance at freedom.
This program will encore Thurs., Feb. 4, 10:00 pm