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'Letters from Korea' at National Mall July 25

play by bc theater lecturer susan thompson


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (July 2013)--'Unforgettable: Letters from Korea,' a play by BC Theater Department Lecturer Susan Thompson, will be performed on July 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is part of a series of events sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice between North and South Korea, and to remember all who served in the Korean War.

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The 75-minute play weaves together the story of a couple separated by war and experience and the daughter who, years later, finds their correspondence. Based on actual letters written by Thompson's parents during the Korean War, the play was performed at the 2012 BC Arts Festival and, in July 2012, in D.C. at Arena Stage for the Gathering of Korean War Veterans.

Pilgrim Theatre Research and Performance Collaborative will present the play, which will be directed by Kim Mancuso and performed by Kermit Dunkelberg, Dana Block and Susan Thompson. Musicians Molly Flannery and Stephen Elliott will accompany the actors. Rising BC junior Matthew Giggey will serve as technical director of the piece.

More information about the event can be found here: http://www.koreanwar60.com/webform/unforgettable-letters-korea