LETTERS FROM WAR will return to the stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY at North Shore Music Theatre on Saturday, May 12, 2018 as part of a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association. Following the performance will be a talkback with cast/creative team, raffle and celebratory reception.
Winner of 3 BroadwayWorld Awards, including Best Drama, this all-new musical version tells the story of Mae, an aging grandmother battling the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in rural Mississippi. After years of living with her adult daughter, Lily, the time has come for Mae to receive professional care at a nearby nursing home. But when Madison, Mae’s granddaughter, finds a mysterious box of letters, she must race against the clock to uncover the truth of her family’s past before her grandmother’s memories fade forever. Along with the help of an empathetic stranger, these multi-generational women embark on a mind-bending journey as they rediscover the meaning of love, loss, and the strength of family.
The creative team for LETTERS FROM WAR includes duo NATE BERTONE (Writer/Director/Producer) and CONOR KEELAN (Orchestrations/Arrangements) who met while working on Broadway’s A BRONX TALE, along with MELISSA MODIFER (Original Music).
LETTERS FROM WAR will feature IRNE Nominee CRYSTIN GILMORE NDIAYE as Mae, ASHA HIRSI as Lily, MATT RODIN as Clayton, ARIEL SARGENT as Young Lily, ANGELO McDONOUGH as Kent, with ELAINY MATA returning to the role of Madison/Young Mae, for which she earned the BroadwayWorld Best Actress Award. The ensemble will consist of vocalists/instrumentalists JACOB YATES, LAUREN WRIGHT, and MELISSA MODIFER.
The production team features JACOB YATES (Music Direction), NATE BERTONE (Set Design), JEAN KIM (Costume Design), BRYAN LUSSIER (Lighting Design), CASEY LYNN ROLAND (Stage Management), MEREDITH FEIN (Stage Management), with MATTHEW ERIKSEN (Associate Director/Marketing/Producer). Tony Award-Winning designers, William Ivey Long and Beowulf Boritt, have joined the development team of LETTERS FROM WAR as design mentors.
All tickets are priced at $30. The performance will be held at North Shore Music Theatre on Saturday, May 12th at 8pm, with proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Schools and group organizations are encouraged to attend. For tickets and more information, please visit www.nsmt.org under Shows > Concerts & Events.