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October 8 2021

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7:00 pm


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"WAR BONDS: The Songs and Letters of World War II " is a musical journey through a war that redefined the world. This multi-media living history cabaret is interspersed with personal letters from the Front and headline news of the period. The production is a warm reminiscence and a harrowing reminder of a time that is not unlike the present. The cabaret is created and performed by Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen of EbzB Productions. Jane Lonon of the Ashe County Arts Council in North Carolina says, "War Bonds is a well crafted work by two of the best in the business. It leaves audiences with smiles and tears." 

David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt fill the stage with wartime memories and tunes. Actual veterans' stories create a sentimental journey back to the days when blackouts and rationing were a small sacrifice in order to obtain freedom. A time when Rosie the riveter discovered she could take care of herself; a time when African-Americans, who were held down at home by Jim Crow, became war heroes overseas; and when a man's only wish was to be home for Christmas.  "WAR BONDS: The Songs and Letters of World War II" explores the dark side of war and the strange juxtaposition of the light hearted, popular tunes of the time.