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Infinite Variety Productions and WLIW-FM Partner to Present Radio Play IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS

Ashley Adelman's play details the experiences of five American women who went to Vietnam to serve their country during the war.

Infinite Variety Productions and WLIW-FM Partner to Present Radio Play IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS

Infinite Variety Productions (IVP) and The WNET Group, parent company of Long Island's only NPR Station WLIW-FM, have announced the radio premiere of In Their Footsteps, the audio version of Ashley Adelman's play detailing the experiences of five American women who went to Vietnam to serve their country during the war.

In Their Footsteps premieres on Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m. on 88.3 WLIW-FM and wliw.org/radio to spotlight women veterans during Women's History Month and to honor their service ahead of National Vietnam War Veterans Day (Monday, March 29). The audio play will also be available to stream on-demand at wliw.org/radio. Check the schedule for encore broadcasts.

Over 50 years ago, thousands of young American women went to Vietnam to serve their country during the war. Infinite Variety Productions interviewed five of these women for In Their Footsteps; two military officers, three civilian employees, setting out to tell the little-known stories of the human side of the Vietnam War. The play had a successful run at regional and other arts institutions before it stopped showing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The audio format of the play was produced for radio during the pandemic allowing for an enhanced story-telling experience.

Ahead of the premiere and to shed additional light on the production, playwright Ashley Adelman and some of the featured veterans will join WLIW-FM's Gianna Volpe on the Heart of the East End on WLIW-FM on Friday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The audio version of In Their Footsteps is directed by playwright Ashley Adelman. Sound editor is Andrew Dunn. The cast features Chrystal Bethell as Lucki; Kate Szekely as Ann Kelsey; Caroline Peters as Judy Jenkins Gaudino; Criena House as Lily Adams; and Niki Hatzidis as Jeanne 'Sam" Christie. The play is published by Paul Smith of Smith Scripts in the United Kingdom.


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