Letters from War



Salem Theatre presents the world premiere production of a new musical written and directed by Nate Bertone. Nate, a storyteller by nature, works is a professional Scenic Designer. Letters From War was written in response to the affects of Alzheimer’s Disease on his grandmother and his family, utilizing images, memories, and stories from the past and present.

Mae, a Mississippian grandmother in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, must move into a nursing home when her adult daughter, Lily, can no longer care for her. Mae’s granddaughter, Madison, uncovers a mysterious box of letters while cleaning out the home. As Mae reads these letters, she recalls her lost love in fragmented, clouded memories. With the help of Lily, Madison, and a young stranger, Mae must fight the effects of age and Alzheimer’s to uncover the truth of her past before time runs out, in a musical tale of love, loss, and the strength of family.

May 15th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
May 16th, 2015 @ 3pm and 7:30pm
May 17th, 2015 3pm 
May 20th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
May 21st, 2015 @ 7:30pm 
May 22nd, 2015 @ 7:30pm 
May 23rd, 2015 @ 3pm and 7:30pm