Rising Wind: The Lady Elgin Story

  • 2011
  • TV Show
  • None

A play dramatizing events surrounding the sinking of sidewheel steamship Lady Elgin in Lake Michigan in 1860, en route to Milwaukee from Chicago, from the perspectives of a German reporter, an Irish patriot, a runaway slave, an idealistic sailor and a Milwaukee girl. At least 300 people perished. Written by Milwaukee theater veterans Edward Morgan and John...

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  • Premiered: December 31, 2011
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A play dramatizing events surrounding the sinking of sidewheel steamship Lady Elgin in Lake Michigan in 1860, en route to Milwaukee from Chicago, from the perspectives of a German reporter, an Irish patriot, a runaway slave, an idealistic sailor and a Milw… (more)

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