WORLD PREMIER NOVEMBER 11-14, 2021
TALIESIN WEST, SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Presented by SOUTHWEST SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
More Info: https://swshakespeare.org/2020_2021_season/
At a time of global racial, economic and health crises, producing enormous divisions among people, From Tidworth With Love is a new play that follows the romance of Bill Barker (a soldier in basic training near Baltimore, Maryland) and Mary Giambrone (a nursing student in Norristown, Pennsylvania) that eventually led to marriage, with World War II as the historical and aesthetic context. Bill Barker, my father, wrote hundreds of letters to Mary Giambrone, my mother, starting in September of 1941 after a blind date, continuing through Army basic training, deployment to Europe, and to the end of the war in 1945. This is a two-character romance based on the 93 letters that survived.
A community engagement feature, designed to raise the awareness of the challenges faced by returning Veterans, will be post show discussions involving a Veteran, and a moderator.
Ultimately From Tidworth With Love will honor Veterans of Foreign Wars, humanize the WWII experience, and educate a new generation that has little or no tangible connection to a global event in the 1940's that saved humanity from the ideologies and practices of Nazi Germany which are manifest today in racist, fascist and white supremacist groups.
Ideal for community centers, colleges and high schools.
Contact: David Barker. firstname.lastname@example.org 480-495-1956
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