LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- The Letterbox: Please Forward was Postmark LaFollette’s first play presented in 2016. Opening night for this production is Nov. 10, with a 7pm performance, other performances include Nov. 11 at 7 pm and Nov. 12, with a matinee at 2 pm.
The following weekend’s performances are Nov. 17, 18 and 19 at the same times as the prior weekend.
The Letter Box: Please Forward represents stories from the community based on letters that came through Postmark LaFollette’s building when it was the LaFollette Post Office during its opening days in the late 1930s through WWII. It also includes stories, not always known throughout the community, of happenings that took place behind the scenes. It is written in vignette format based on fact and handed down stories by several Postmark volunteers. Actual letters that passed through the post office as well as documented events like the troop train wreck and the Soldiers Box were used to bring these memories to life. All writers will be recognized in the playbill.
The director for this production is Allan Miller. Miller is a current board member as well as an art teacher at LaFollette Middle School and past president of the Campbell County Artists Association. He also produces plays at LMS. The original director of plays at Postmark, Elaine Schatzline-Behr from 2016 through 2019 is a consultant on this production.
The returning crew includes Nancy Leach, as set director, Izak Bright as lighting and sound coordinator, and Costumer Linda Moore. All cast and crew will be highlighted in the playbill.
The current cast is new to theatre and have been in rehearsal for several weeks
“ Letterbox: Please Forward” is an original play set in Campbell County from 1936 to 1946.
The production brings to life stories of Campbell County residents as they face challenges and endure the war and change, loss and hard times, separation and destruction. These are real life stories written only in the margins and held closely inside family circles.
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Tickets can also be purchased at the Postmark LaFollette Artist’s Co-Op during business hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm as well as on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Tickets are also available for sale online at www.postmarklafollette.weebly.com, click on Theatre Tab and scroll down to performance date.
This project is supported by a Placemaking Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. (www.postmarklafollette.weebly.com) to see what is happening this Fall that we invite the community to take part in.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 10/25/2023- 6AM)