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McNeese Banner Series Presents: Letters From Home

F.G. Bulber Auditorium

  • Presented By: McNeese Banner Series
  • Dates: November 11, 2021
  • Location: F.G. Bulber Auditorium
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Ticket registration coming soon.
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Thanks to generous support from Reed Mendelson at Ameriprise Financial Services, as well as a grant from the UPS Foundation, the Lake Area production of Letters Home, presented on Veteran's Day, will be free of charge. Registration is required to attend.

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 production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article “The Things They Wrote” and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home, and additionally uses letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer’s books.

The critically-acclaimed initial production received a nomination for a Joseph Jefferson Award as “Outstanding New Play.”

These letters were written under the most difficult of circumstances; the disorientation of training, deployment, separation from 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.

These letters help define patriotism and what it means to serve our country today. Through acts of bravery, compassion, social responsibility, sense of community and brotherhood, Letters Home reveals the humanity that lies within the war, as seen through the eyes of the men and women fighting it.