Award-win­ning play to make Liver­pool de­but

South Shore Breaker - - Events - CON­TRIB­UTED edi­tor@southshore­

The mul­ti­ple award-win­ning Let­ters in Wartime, which has been a smash suc­cess across the Na­tional Fringe Fes­ti­val Theatre cir­cuit, will play at the As­tor Theatre for one night only on Satur­day, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., lo­cated at 219 Main St. in Liver­pool. This pow­er­fully writ­ten play by Al­berta play­wrights Ken­neth Brown and Stephen Scriver, fo­cuses on Al­lan and Mo­ria, two young lovers who are sep­a­rated in the spring of 1941.

Alan goes off to Eng­land to fly Lan­caster bombers for the Royal Cana­dian Air Force and Mo­ria joins the home­front in Ed­mon­ton, Alta, to fuel up and fix trainer air­craft — a job left va­cant by the many men serv­ing over­seas. The play fo­cuses on the re­la­tion­ship the two have through let­ters writ­ten to each other over four years; a play that highlights and hon­ours that part of Cana­dian his­tory and pro­vides a view into the life of wartime Eng­land, in­clud­ing the vi­o­lence, the hor­ror, the joys and the loss of in­no­cence.

“This play has deeply moved me, and over the last 10 or so years per­form­ing it, I’ve had the plea­sure of con­nect­ing with Sec­ond World War vet­er­ans and hear­ing their sto­ries,” says Jon Pater­son, co-artis­tic di­rec­tor of the As­tor Theatre and plays Al­lan. “This year, in par­tic­u­lar though, I feel a deeper con­nec­tion to the play and more of a de­sire to have peo­ple see it — I just think is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber.”

Af­ter his Nov. 10 per­form- ance, Pater­son car­ries on to New York City to make his off-broad­way de­but.

Let­ters in Wartime has been a crit­i­cal and com­mer­cial suc­cess on the Fringe Fes­ti­val cir­cuit, earn­ing sev­eral Best-of-fest hon­ours and gath­er­ing nu­mer­ous five-star re­views and stand­ing ova­tions.

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