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George W. Bush
Dual road trips -- then and now -- to "Appomattox'
Dual road trips -- then and now -- to "Appomattox'

“Union” and “civil war” prove increasingly double-edged terms along “The Road to Appomattox,” Catherine Bush’s 2010 play making its West Coast premiere at Burbank’s Colony Theatre. Two parallel stories set 150 years apart — the first an intimate, present-day snapshot of a foundering marriage, the other a historical docudrama about a tragic national conflict in its convulsive final days — unfold along the route of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s retreat and eventual surrender at Appomattox. The 1865 story line traces the deteriorating fortunes of General Lee, sympathetically portrayed with genteel Southern dignity...