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World's most decorated play comes to Okinawa

Date Posted: 1999-08-27

“Letters From the Front,” the world's most decorated play, has been touring military installations both stateside and overseas since 1992. Now this highly entertaining and popular play is coming to Okinawa in a new World War II edition.

The Kadena community can see “Letters From the Front: WWII” at Schilling Community Center on September 5. The show will begin at 6 p.m. and, after the show, audience members can meet the stars of the play Della Cole and Neal Matthews and receive a free autographed photo.

The show is suitable for middle school age and up. Younger children will not understand the play’s mature themes, which concern war, the separation involving war and male/female relationships, and are, therefor, discouraged from attending. There is mild profanity.

“Letters From the Front: WWII” is a three act, two hour drama that takes place on the World War II home front. It is centered around two characters.

Katharine Hartgrove (played by Della Cole) is a nationally recognized writer of human interest stories, often referred to as "America's Biographer Laureate." Her son is fighting with the 5th Army in Northern Italy. Johnny Chastain (played by Neal Mathews) is a popular radio celebrity who is on the skids. He's also the man Katharine loves. The two are collaborating on a new show about war letters.

Although actual war correspondence from every major American conflict from the Revolutionary War to WWII is interwoven throughout the play, it's the way Katharine and Johnny interpret and react to these letters that make them particularly real for the audience.

“Letters From the Front: WWII” is a unique blend of tears and belly laughs. It is the story of the sacrifices and triumphs of everyday Americans. Simply put, “Letters From the Front: WWII” is a richly staged period piece about the beginning of who we are today. It is made even more compelling by stirring audio/visual effects, an original music score, and even a dance number. The results are poignant, funny, moving - a memorable evening of theatre.

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