Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
The Chattanooga Theatre Centre presents stories gathered by war historian, collector and re-enactor Louis Varnell highlighting the experiences of soldiers who served during World War 2.
by Louis Varnell
“Imagine flying over Tokyo. The bomb doors are open and there’s an armed bomb hung up on the door. What would you do? Not many survive to tell the tale but one did and we tell his story along with others who fought in Europe and the Pacific. Louis Varnell, Director of the Southeast Veteran’s Museum, has spent his career listening to the stories of veterans from around this area. Now he is bringing them to you in this hair-raising, sometimes touching and funny, one-man show. These are not the stories from history books, but the stories behind the history: the guy in the foxhole, ball turret, and hanging from the anchor chain. If you ever wondered what this war was like for those fought it, you must see this show.”
Listen to the Story with Chuck Tuttle, Director of this production: