War letters display complements theatre production

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Ashtabula Arts Center - War Letters
The War Letters exhibit is on display at the Ashtabula Arts Center through Oct. 30

ASHTABULA, Ohio — If All the Sky Were Paper by Andrew Carroll is now being performed at the Ashtabula Arts Center. The final dates for the play are Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2 and 7-9.

Carroll is the founding director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University in Orange, California. The play is based on a global search for war letters. Carroll’s search amassed approximately 100,000 previously unpublished letters and emails from every war in U.S. history.

There is heart, horror and even humor in these letters, and together they reveal the ways war affects people throughout history and across the globe.

Ashtabula Arts Center did its own war letters search to complement the play. Over the summer, they collected from 24 donors items such as letters, emails and images totaling more than 600 individual pieces.

Advance sale tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, students and military and $11 for children 12 and under; for tickets at the door add $2.

There are free tickets are still available for active-duty and veterans, which were purchased by American Legion Posts 103 and 151 and VFW 943.

Call to purchase or claim free tickets 440-964-3396.

Check back next week for more on the free exhibit at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 West 13th Street, Ashtabula.

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