My name is Eva Lee, I am a Southerner, a South Carolinian. Southerners tell stories and Southerners write. So, I wrote in my diary and I wrote letters. So y’all listen up, I have a story to tell…
In fact, there are several stories.
Each story reflects the turmoil of the world as shown through the lives of the American family.
From the tough times of the Great Depression, to fears of another war; from wartime service and sacrifice; to final victory and the homecoming of the boys – our American families went through it all. You are invited to share their experiences in:
Dear Eva: A Play About World War II ♦ Love in a Time of War ♦ Lest We Forget ♦ Merci, Yanks
Listen to a Valentine’s Day interview with Catherine Ladnier on WGCH radio.
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
Dear Eva strives to tell the stories of the Greatest Generation who lived, loved and sacrificed during the Great Depression and World War II. Their stories will be told through the letters written to family and friends at a time when letter writing was both the primary means of communicating with those far away and a literary art. The letters are transformed into plays, revues and plain old story telling to pass on to a new generation the fears, joys and longing for a better world.