Any ‘Bonds’ today?

Published 11:09 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2008

“War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” is being presented tonight by the Covington Arts Council.

It is the CAC’s second performance of the season and is a “living history cabaret is interspersed with personal letters from the Front and headline news of the period,” according to CAC president Paula Harr.

“This is truly a fabulous show,” Harr said. “It has moments that will bring you to tears and some that will make you laugh out loud — not to mention the music.”

Harr said actual veterans’ stories are used create a sentimental journey back through the days when blackouts and rationing were a small sacrifice in order to maintain freedom.

“This musical is from a time in history that we don’t need to forget,” she said. “That’s why I think young people should attend. War — it’s so foreign to them.”

Harr said the musical uses “tunes of the time” to tell the story and event goers will get an added treat when they see the show.

Tickets are available at Ansley Place, Brooks True Value Hardware and at the lobby door and are $15 for adults and $7 for students.

Curtains will open at 7 p.m. at the Lurleen B. Wallace Center for the Performing Arts.

“Don’t forget too that season tickets are still available,” Harr said.