Letters Home set for Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Pence Center
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - In honor of the sacrifices made by all veterans and their families, Central Arizona College is hosting a special engagement this Friday, Nov. 1, of the highly-acclaimed production entitled Letters Home.
The show will be performed by the Griffin Theater Company at CAC's Don. P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts at 7 p.m. and is free. The seating is first come, first served. An additional afternoon show originally scheduled for 3 p.m. has been canceled in lieu of the free 7 p.m. event.
No tickets are required and seating is limited to 600.
Letters Home puts the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East.
The production is inspired by the New York Times op-ed article The Things They Wrote and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home.
The performance also uses letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer's books, Voices From the Front, Letters Home From America's Military Family, Faith of Our Sons, and Keeping Faith.
Without politicizing, the play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war. The initial production was critically acclaimed and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Outstanding New Play.
For more information or directions to the Pence Center, please visit www.EventsAtCAC.com or call 520-477-SHOW.