World War I: A Theatrical Review

World War I: A Theatrical Review

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm
FREE admission, requesting donations of canned and dry goods to the SAM Center, Massillon. See list below for needed items
Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way East, Massillon

Experience the human hardships and triumphs of World War I in a patriotic program which includes poetry, a dramatic play Dear Mother by Sandra Perlman, music, a reunion, and more.

MassMu galleries will be open before and after the performance (1:00-5:00pm). Admission to the Museum is FREE. Complements the
Stark County in the Great War which closes following the performance.

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

SAM Center Needs List for Thanksgiving Meals 2017
Goal to Distribute 250 Meals

  • Large can Sweet Potatoes
  • Large Chicken Stock (broth)
  • Large Box/Bag Stuffing Mix
  • Pumpkin Pie Filling
  • Gravy (in jars or dry mix)
  • Jiffy Pie Crust Mix
  • Cranberry Sauce (jellied or minced)
  • Can Green Beans
  • Jiffy corn Muffin Mix
  • Large Box Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Small Can Frenches Dried Onions
  • Bag Egg Noodles
  • Can of Evaporated Milk  
  • Can Whole Kernel Corn
  • Cash donations will be accepted, made out to SAM Center to purchase 250 Turkeys, roasting pans, pie pans, and other needed items that are not donated.
  • Last year we gave 223 meals to Veterans and their families for a total of 1440 individuals served. With your help, we want to repeat that same success.
  • Deadline for donations is November 15th. We will need time to purchase additional needed items.

About the Plays Dear Mother and Dear Mother & All

Dear Mother & All is a play written by Sandra Perlman, based on the actual letters between a 19-year-old boy, his family, friends and relatives in Massillon, Ohio during a few months in 1918 while he served as a Marine in World War I.

The play is based on letters preserved in the Massillon Museum archives, originally funded by the Ohio Humanities (1989).

To read more about this play or to download the script, please visit playwright Sandra Perlman's website.

Questions may be directed to Producer Mandy Altimus Pond or Director David Harding.

Funded in part by:

Media Coverage

Spotlight on Massillon: Play complements WWI exhibit

September 19, 2017, Massillon Independent


Charles Vernon Brown, 1918
Collection Massillon Museum (84.97.282)


Watch the 1989 Performance

Watch the 1989 performance at the Lincoln Theatre, Massillon, Ohio by clicking the links or view below:
Part I    |    Part II

1989 Performance Dear Mother and All, Act I

1989 Performance Dear Mother and All, Act II


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