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WWII Memories Subject of Readers’ Theatre Presentation at CCC

 

The Readers' Theatre Project of American Literature at Camden County College will present an original adaptation of World War II-era diary entries and letters during three performances on April 15, 16 and 17.

 

"On the Homefront: Readings and Memories of World War II," originally compiled and adapted by Andrea Lee Roney, will give voice to members of the Greatest Generation who called the Delaware Valley their home. The dramatic presentation will be enhanced by media pieces and music of the era.

 

CCC's Readers' Theatre Project of American Literature aims to heighten audience experience of books, stories, diaries, letters and other written material that wasn't originally penned to be performed but that does inspire oral adaptation. The readers – who are drawn from the College's faculty and student body and the community at large – deliver the text in the first person, from script, directly to the audience.

 

With no sets or costuming, the result is visually spare but vocally rich. The simple oral interpretation emphasizes the integrity and beauty of the English language in all its vernaculars.

 

"On the Homefront" will be performed at 8 p.m. April 15, 8 p.m. April 16 and 2 p.m. April 17. Each show will be given in Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre, which is located inside Lincoln Hall on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College in Gloucester Township.

 

Admission is a suggested donation of $15 in general or $10 for students and senior citizens with identification. Veterans will be admitted free.

 

For tickets or additional information, contact Readers' Theatre Project coordinator and CCC faculty member Allison Green by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4362, or via e-mail at ReadersTheatre@camdencc.edu.


Published: April 11, 2011