November 11 @ 2:00 pm
John G. Ullman & Associates Foundation, Inc.
Family Connection Series presents
“Timely Engaging Relevant Memorable”
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, LETTERS HOME is a critically lauded production that, without politicizing, puts the soldier experience in Iraq and Afghanistan front and center by bringing to life actual war letters written home by soldiers serving in the Middle East.
The production uses minimal props and set pieces to dramatize the letters. It employs the use of images and video projected behind the actors as they perform the letters as dramatic monologues. The photos and video used in the production are taken directly from actual soldiers’ blogs, Facebook and Twitter. To enhance the theatrical experience of the play all performances are followed by a post-play discussion.
The Clemens Center is currently soliciting examples of letters and photos from military families to be featured in the program book. Many folks have an old footlocker in the attic or garage filled with correspondence that tells the true human story behind conflict abroad and the emotional separation from loved ones at home that takes place. We know these letters will spark conversation and, hopefully, a better understanding of the enormous sacrifice given by all members of military families.
Letters Home is recommended for ages 13 and up when accompanied by an adult.
Show Length: 95 minutes, no intermission
John G. Ullman & Associates Foundation, Inc. Family Connection Series
The carefully-curated programs in the three-show Family Connection Series will help connect families to the Clemens Center by attending together, and promote family conversation, critical thinking, and the simple enjoyment of the live performing arts.