A free performance of “Love Letters from the Front”, a collection of stories told through the letters and music of World War II, is scheduled on the back lawn at the Tewksbury Library on Tuesday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m. The letters were written by real military personnel and their spouses, children, and other loved ones during World War II (1940-1945).
This living history performance is reminiscent of the shows from the World War II era as well. Vocalists Wendee Glick and Bob DiCicco take turns reading the letters. They sing popular songs from the era that reflect on the themes of each letter.
The letters convey the emotions, uncertainty, and hope for peace. When I saw the show at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was moved by the stories told through these letters. One letter that recalls a couple spending their last night together before the soldier departed to the front made me cry. (It’s hard to make me cry.)
Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair.
The Tewksbury Library is located at 300 Chandler Street in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The show is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
If there’s inclement weather, the show will be postponed until later in August.