The City of Covington presents Letters Home on Thursday, November 8 at 7 pm. The production closes the 2018 cultural season of OnStage at The Fuhrmann. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Fuhrmann Auditorium is located at the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Ave. in Covington.
Letters Home brings to life onstage actual letters written by servicemen and -women serving in the Middle East, a powerful portrait of the soldier's experiences in America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Seating is General Admission. Tickets are $20 + online fees for advance purchase tickets, and $25 at the door, if available (performance is expected to sell out). Season ticket holders* are given first choice of seats. Tickets are also available at Covington's Office of Cultural Arts and Events at Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., and at City Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Ave.
ABOUT LETTERS HOME
The production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed articles "The Things They Wrote" and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home, and additionally uses letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer's books, Voices From the Front, Letters Home From America's Military Family, Faith of Our Sons, and Keeping Faith. The play, without politicizing, gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier's experience in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. The initial production was critically acclaimed and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for "Outstanding New Play."
Letters Home helps define for the audience what it means to serve our country today, through acts of bravery, compassion, social responsibility, sense of community and comradeship. Collectively, the production gives a voice to a generation that went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. The performances reveal the humanity that lies within the wars as seen through the eyes of the men and women who are still fighting today, and who now enlist to serve in wars that began before they were born.
*The City of Covington's Office of Cultural Arts and Events offers season-long passes to OnSTAGE at the Fuhrmann cultural seasons to ensure patrons get a seat at these fine events. Prime Seating is $100 each and Choice Seating is $75 each. The 2019 season of shows will be announced in January.