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Ponder Anew: A WWII Warrior's Story  

When: Wed., May 29 2013
Price: $10
This two-person reader’s theater play with music, performed by longtime Nashville favorites Carol Ponder and Robert Kiefer, is based on Ponder’s father’s World War II memoir about his experiences as a fighter pilot in Europe. Lt. Herschel Ponder’s Ponder Anew What the Almighty Can Do concerns his fears, joys and struggle to remain human during and after an inhumane war. The storytelling is enhanced by folk songs from the era by way of the Ponder family’s Western North Carolina mountain home, with the highly respected Carol Ponder delivering her characteristically soul-stirring, sometimes a cappella vocals, and also accompanying herself on guitar. Warm, funny and poignant, this show premiered as part of the Hermitage Artists’ Retreat Series in Sarasota, Fla., and was also presented as part of the 2012 Tennessee Women’s Theater Project Women’s Work Festival, among other previous dates. The event features a post-performance audience discussion, which typically evokes sensitive responses from combat veterans and their family members as well as people from all other walks of life. For more information, contact
— Martin Brady


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