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.”     
(Rudyard Kipling)

Mission Statement

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.

Upcoming Events

Honoring the 75th Anniversary of D Day and Remembering the Rohna

June 5, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 PM

Virginia Beach History Museums

Colonial Education Center
4409 Wishart Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Catherine will share her discovery of the sinking of the HMT Rohna, the worst at sea disaster in US history and its contribution to the liberation of Europe. She will speak as the niece of a survivor, William George Brown, and how his letters and the letters of D Day veterans gave her a front row seat to history.