A one-act play set on Christmas Eve of 1864. Celebration is far away from the minds of Grant and President Lincoln as they eagerly await the news from General Sherman as he marches towards Savannah. A victory will help assure the passage of the 13th amendment and provide a life-saving boost to the morale of the North. A defeat may be the final blow to hopes of reunion and freedom for the enslaved. Midnight approaches as Grant arrives to meet with the President. Based on a play by Ken Bradbury, A Message at Midnight features Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln; Pam Brown as Mary Todd Lincoln; and Dennis Rendleman as Ulysses S.