(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
STRONG DRAMA: Woodland production explores women’s roles in warfare
Woodland Theatre Productions is presenting “Women and War” by Jack Hilton Cunningham for their fall play at the historic Kettle Falls Theare.
Director Maggie Beyer calls the show “an educational and emotional journey through women’s roles in war.”
Through correspondence and monologues, Women and War is a collection of fictional stories based on historical fact, told by generations of Americans impacted by conflict from The American Revolutionary War to the War in Afghanistan.
From housewife to worker, young bride to nurse, mother to widow and now, young woman to soldier, these are tales of sacrifice, love, determination and hope told by those who bravely persevere on the home front and on the battlefield.
Correspondence between characters places the audience in specific time frames and allows audiences to gain a real sense of the relationships between characters.
The characters are portrayed in their isolation, seeking an outlet for expressions of their love and concern for their loved ones. Monologues are utilized to reveal what is truly going on in the mind of a character regarding the story they have to share. Correspondences and monologues are interwoven to create “through lines” of conflict, dramatic and situational irony.
The production will take place on Friday Oct. 18 and 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.
Regular admission is $12 while there are tickets for $10 for students, veterans and seniors.