A production scheduled for Friday night in south-central Iowa is benefiting from a documentary airing on public television. “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” will be presented at the Pella Opera House Theatre in Pella. Opera House executive director Bill White says the says it’s a show full of nostalgia, history, and song.
White calls the show a “history cabaret,” featuring personal letters from the battlefield, and headline news and songs from the period. Tickets for the production are still available, but White believes sales are brisk – thanks in part to the popularity of the Ken Burn’s documentary “The War” on public TV.
“That’s working out excellent for us,” White says, “and actually that was just pure, fortuitous timing really. It just happened that our routing date worked in with the public television broadcast that they’re doing right now.” The “War Bonds” show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Pella Opera House is a 324 seat venue that was built in 1900. It was renovated and reopened in 1990. More information is available on-line at: www.PellaOperaHouse.org .