WAR BONDS: THE SONGS AND LETTERS OF WORLD WAR II

Program Details
Air Time: 
06/18/2014 - 10:00pm - 10:59pm
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
MX
Long Description: 
WAR BONDS: THE SONGS AND LETTERS OF WORLD WAR II celebrates the sacrifices of the "greatest generation" by taking a sentimental journey through the days of blackouts, rationing and Rosie the Riveter. The performance program, taped in front of a live audience, fills the stage at Holly Springs Cultural Center in North Carolina with wartime memories and a nostalgic score of period songs. This multimedia, living-history cabaret weaves together the popular songs of the World War II era with humorous, poignant and often poetic letters from the frontlines and the homefront. Actors Serena Ebhardt and David Zum Brunnen, in 1940s-era costumes, read intimate correspondence ranging from the words of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt (his famous "Four Freedoms" speech) to letters from a housewife discovering freedom and independence for the first time upon entering the workforce.