The live broadcast of the Civil War play, “Soldier, Come Home” on WGTD-FM Public Radio, Kenosha-Racine-Lake Geneva, Wis., has won the 2012 Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.The play was broadcast from the Kenosha Civil War Museum.
According to the play’s producer and director, Dr. Steven M. Brown, “Soldier, Come Home,” written by Harpswell, Maine, resident Frank W. Wicks and based on Wicks’ great-grandparents’ Civil War letters, won in the category of “Significant Community Impact.” Brown says, “Congratulations, Mr. Wicks! I love the play, and it’s such an honor to be able to work with you.”
“Soldier, Come Home” premiered in Brunswick, Maine in 2002 and has since been performed by more than twelve different theater companies across America. The play is slated to open this month in New Richmond, Ohio and Bluefield, West Virginia and in June in Tullahoma, Tennessee commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The play web site is www.civilwarplay.com.
photo attached: Ashley L. Froy, playing the leading role of Mary Pringle in “Soldier, Come Home” at the Summit Players Theatre, Bluefield, West Virginia