While tending to Victory Gardens which grow, flourish and die on the Homefront during World War 2, children, parents and spouses struggle with their own new realities of love, life and death.
The Victory Garden Plays
A new one-act collection of shorts
by Tara Meddaugh
Free Staged Reading
Directed by Billie Tucker
Produced by Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc., Karen S. Allen and Billie Tucker
Sunday, October 28 at 3pm
The Ossie Davis Theatre
New Rochelle Public Library (Lawton Street, New Rochelle, NY)
Free parking across the street from the library, and within walking distance from the New Rochelle train station
While soldiers fight abroad in WW2, those remaining in Westchester County strive to make a difference on the Homefront by creating Victory Gardens, supplementing limited food supply. But the pressures on the homefront extend much further than simply growing produce. A child worries her failing rooftop garden is an omen of misfortune for her father’s return from a POW camp. An infertile woman throws her purpose into feeding neighborhood families. A wealthy man whose chemical plant is commissioned by the government for war purposes struggles with how to leave a meaningful legacy not tainted with warfare. These stories, and more, are given light in The Victory Garden Plays, a series of vignettes chronicling people’s journeys with their new realities of love, growth, life and death.
The reading features Abigail Grizzle, Ava Pursel, Emma Kathryn, Ali Rose Harton, Alex Wade, Sharon Spenser, James Santora, John Michael Hersey, Megan Benjamin, Audrey Casinelli, Ryan Sett, Stephanie Schwartz, and Betsy Walkup
The reading is approximately 60 minutes long, and will be followed by a brief feedback session.
Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedication to honoring the history of Westchester County, NY.