On the Home Front

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A new theatrical production, The Home Front brings the World War II era back to life through song and story but teaches younger audiences about a powerful chapter in American history.

The brainchild of singer Judith Black and pianist Roz Epstein, the story portrays the lives of the women who built M1 rifles during the war. Using the songs of Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hart, Gershwin and others, The Home Front follows Eta Bedowsky, who marries Thomas, her high school sweetheart during the early years of the war. Separated when Thomas is shipped to the Italian front, Eta goes to work in a factory producing weapons. Each scene dramatizes issues of American life during war-time.

Black and Epstein are performing The Home Front the full story for large organizations and a smaller version as short scenes with music. To discuss a booking, contact Judith Black, 33 Prospect St, Marblehead MA 01945; jbtales@shore.net.

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