The Union Theater, presented by Exelon
A multi-venue special effects theater featuring, at various times: "Lincoln's Eyes" – a spectacular look at the life and times of Lincoln; and a live performance theater with programmed theatrical productions as well as seminars, lectures and special programs.
Lincoln's Eyes – Most of the time, the Union Theater will present "Lincoln's Eyes," a full theatrical special effects spectacular giving a broad overview of Lincoln's life. "Lincoln's Eyes" focuses on the personal and political dramas and key issues of Lincoln's presidency, especially slavery. The story is told by an artist, who explains that while he was painting Lincoln’s portrait, struggled to understand all the things he saw in Lincoln's eyes: sorrow, resolve, hope, vision, forgiveness, and more. As he explains, he tells us a bit about Lincoln's life.
"They have theaters that are simply amazing! The Union Theater was so thought provoking and was like stepping back in time" - Elle P. (St. Louis, MO)
You discover that Lincoln had the courage to do what he felt was right, even when it was him, on his family, and on the nation. He led our country through its worst national crisis difficult with vision, courage, persistence, political genius, and integrity.
The state-of-the-art theater itself puts on quite a show. The system of layered digital projection screens, theatrical spectacle and special effects in the seating area immerse you in the experience. During a dramatic battle sequence, for example, the entire room seems to resound with war.