As part of the Campbell County Public Library’s ongoing exploration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Falcon Theatre will be presenting the regional premiere of Soldier, Come Home at the Newport Library Branch on Friday, January 25th at 7:00 PM.
Soldier, Come Home is a Reader’s Theater style drama based on letters between Phillip and Mary Pringle written during the Civil War and adapted for the stage by their great-grandson, Frank W. Wicks. The letters paint a vivid picture of a part of the war that is seldom seen…the difficulties families faced in being separated and unable to easily communicate.
Soldier, Come Home is being directed by Clint Ibele and features the talents of Falcon veterans Jay Dallas Benson, Elizabeth Molloy, Jim Bussey, Jeff Surber and Ted Weil.
Falcon also welcomes musical group Raison D’Etre who will be performing Civil War-era music as part of the evening’s performance.
With American soldiers still currently deployed overseas, this historical account of a very different war brings to life some of the rarely seen hardships of war that are still present today.
Tickets for this event are free of charge but must be reserved in advance as seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved by contacting the library at 859-781-6166 or online at www.cc-pl.org.