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The Carson Center

Letters Home

Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East -- and by their families. Without politicizing, the play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war. These letters were written under the most difficult circumstances: the rigors of training, uncertainty of deployment, separation of family and loved ones, combat, and occupation duties in Afghanistan and Iraq. One theme seems to unite their diverse voices – the belief that the person standing beside you is more important than you are. This production also helps to define patriotism for the audience, and what it means to serve our country today – through acts of bravery, compassion, social responsibility, sense of community, and brotherhood. The play reveals the humanity that lies within the war as seen through the eyes of the men and women fighting it. The initial production was critically acclaimed and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for “Outstanding New Play.” 

Show Date 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:30am
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:30am
Ticket Prices 
Age Range 
Grades 6-12
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