Griffin's Theatre's LETTERS HOME Set for Marcus Center & Columbia Festival of the Arts this Summer
Griffin Theatre Company marks the 8th anniversary of its touring production of the critically acclaimed war drama LETTERS HOME with two special summer performances: the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee's premiere Broadway touring venue (May 16 - 18, 2014) and the prestigious Columbia Festival of the Arts (June 27, 2014) in Columbia, Maryland.
Adapted by Griffin Artistic Director William Massolia, LETTERS HOME puts the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The play, without politicizing, gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in our ongoing wars. The production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article "The Things They Wrote" and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home, produced in 2006.
Since its initial production in 2007, the Griffin has presented LETTERS HOME in more than 65 U.S. cities and has been seen by more than 70,000 young people and adults. The production will continue to tour in the 2014/2015 season with stops already confirmed in Jacksonville, Florida, Dayton, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Griffin Theatre's original Chicago 2007 production of LETTERS HOME received critical praise and received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for "Outstanding New Play."