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San Jacinto College and Noir Dame Productions present Over Here, Over There, is a live, full cast audio play, based on "Over Here," originally produced as one of the official selections of the 2009 National Audio Theatre Festival. Connecting the wartime experience of early Americans with modern veterans from World War II to later, this play premieres as part of Veterans Week, hosted by the Veterans in Our Community Film Festival at San Jacinto College.
Act one, "Over Here," is based on the letters, memoirs and diaries of those who fought on American soil, in the grand tradition of Ken Burns' "The Civil War". Stories include well known figures like John and Abigail Adams, Deborah Sampson, William Travis, Albert Martin, and Sullivan Ballou.
Act two, "Over There," is derived from real oral history interviews, by veterans who served in conflicts spanning World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as an excerpt from Marion Hargrove's best-selling memoir "See Here, Private Hargrove".
A large cast is complemented by traditional and period music, and a Foley team performing many live sound effects that recall radio's "theatre of the mind". David LeMaster directs; the play is written by Patience Wieland, Eric Somer, and Meredith Ludwig, a noted oral historian.
This is event is part of the San Jacinto College Veterans in Our Community Film festival, honoring all U.S. veterans and active service members through compelling documentaries and celebrated Hollywood films. For more information and a full listing on upcoming film festival events, visit sanjac.edu/vetsfest.