Letters Home puts the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by
bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the
Middle East. The play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier
experience. Although the title of the play implies that all the
letters are from soldiers, the piece includes a small number of
correspondences from parents – their words, being no less important.
These letters were written under the most difficult of circumstances;
the disorientation of training, deployment, separation from family and
loved ones and combat, and occupation duties in Afghanistan and Iraq.
They help define for the audience—patriotism and what it means to serve
our country today, through acts of bravery, compassion, social
responsibility, sense of community and brotherhood.
Collectively the production gives a voice to a generation that went to war against terror in Afghanistan and to war in Iraq. More importantly, the play reveals the humanity that lies within the war as seen through the eyes of the men and women fighting it.
Our Veterans Organization Partner for this performance is Dryhootch of America. Learn more about Dryhootch.