VA War Memorial hosts reading of WWII letters
One-night-only event set for Oct. 17
RICHMOND — Quill Theatre, in association with the Virginia War Memorial, brings a generation of love letters to life in "For the Duration: Letters From Home" at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere Street, Richmond.
WWII, one of the most infamous conflicts in the history of our world started for America after the attack on December 7th, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan and within an hour of his speech, the United States had officially entered World War II. Hundreds of thousands of Americans immediately decided to enlist in service of their country. They didn’t know how long they’d be away. They were simply enlisted “for the duration.”
On Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., this one-night-only unique reading will feature readings from real letters from the James Triesler Collection, and will give a glimpse into the real world challenges, triumphs, and losses of soldiers abroad and their loved ones at home. Written and directed by Pam Webb, "For the Duration: Letters From Home" explores these letters between lovers, families, and friends, and tells them as stories of American love, fear, and hope. A discussion between the audience and performers will follow immediately after the show.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for Quill Theatre subscribers. Tickets can be purchased online at QuillTheatre.org or over the phone at 804-340-0115.