Letters Home

letters

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10 am & 12:30 pm

Grades 6-12

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. This play, without politicizing,  will give students a powerful portrait of the soldier experience. These letters were written under the most difficult of circumstances: serving in combat while separated from family and loved ones. One theme seems to unite their diverse voices: the belief that the person standing beside you is more important than you are. They also help define for the audience—patriotism and what it means to serve our country today, through acts of bravery, compassion, social responsibility, and brotherhood. Consider this opportunity to expose your middle and high school students to a powerful and meaningful performance that will expand their knowledge of our country’s recent history and the personal side of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“It is often challenging to find high quality, relevant theatre to present to Middle and High school audiences. We were so pleased to offer Letters Home, a gripping performance that engaged the students and provided many opportunities for pre-show and post-show discussion.” - Angela Marroy Boerger, Education Coordinator, Westport Country Playhouse

 Cirriculum Connections: Social Studies, Current Events, Writing Standards - Have students write a well-thought-out article on a topic presented: war, patriotism, personal relationships

Suggested grade levels are recommendations only.

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