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.
April 3, 2018 at 3 PM
April 5, 2018 at 7 PM
Vanderbilt Education Center
Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
In conjunction with An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich, the Historical Society will present Dear Mom and Dad, a dramatic reading to honor the young men and women who served their country and honor those brave Americans of Jewish heritage. Herb Rosencrans was the first born son of Jewish immigrants who came through Ellis Island as small children. Their first born American would go on to serve his country with great distinction. Herb's younger brother, Bob, lent Catherine Herb's letters home to his dear parents. Herb's letters were turned into a dramatic play which chronicles the sacrifice of one Jewish family. The performance will be dedicated to Bob Rosencrans who, like his older brother, served his country during WWII.
A discussion with the audience will follow the performance.
For more information on the American Odyssey at the Historical Society, please check their website www.greenwichhistory.org.