LETTERS READ: Veterans Day strives to find the little moments where lives of military service members and civilians intersect.
Saturday, November 11th, 2017
6:30 to 8:30pm
1901 Mirabeau Avenue, New Orleans
Admission is free and open to the public.
Readings focus on love letters from The National World War II Museum, letters from United States Army Air Force officer Francis I. Cervantes (courtesy of THNOC Williams Research Center) to his mother while training for and serving in WWII and courting his new bride, and correspondence between the all-woman World War I initiative that organized, administrated, and served in the NewcombRelief Unit overseas.
The evening features emcee Chris Kaminstein, Co-Artistic Director of Goat in the Road Productions (GRP), with original music composed and presented by Peter J. Bowling, also ensemble member of GRP. Readers include Ashton Akridge, thespian and burlesque historian, and another GRP ensemble member, Mack Guillory III.
LETTERS READ gratefully presents the Veterans Day event at Bastion, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the intentionally designed community for returning warriors and families in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.
LETTERS READ is a series of live events in which local performing artists interpret personal letters written by culturally vital individuals from various times and New Orleans communities and is an ongoing series presented by stationer Nancy Sharon Collins and Antenna.
Personal calling cards, similar to what is here figured, can be ordered from Mrs. Collins here.