From: The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
2755 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
May 21, 2017, 4 pm
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 production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article "The Things They Wrote" and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home. Without politicizing, the play paints a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the war. These letters were written under the most difficult of circumstances; the disorientation of training, deployment, separation from family and loved ones and combat, and occupation duties in Afghanistan and Iraq. A portion of the proceeds will support Lest We Forget. Sponsored by Wolverine Mutual Insurance Co., Holiday Inn Express - St. Joseph, and News Talk 94.9 WSJM.