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WSHU Public Radio Presents : THE LETTER BOX: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm
Tickets $20

A dramatic reading directed & hosted by James Naughton 
Audience discussion moderated by Corey Flintoff

The momentous political event we know as the Cuban Missile Crisis nearly brought the world to nuclear annihilation.  It’s being compared to international political challenges we face today.

Directed and hosted by two time Tony Award winner James Naughton, The Letter Box features actors-Jill Eikenberry, Boyd Gaines and Michael Tucker--reading gripping letters exchanged among U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro before, during, and after the infamous crisis.  The reading will be followed by a panel/audience discussion moderated by Corey Flintoff, former NPR Correspondent based in Moscow.  

Join WSHU Public Radio for an extraordinary evening of dramatic readings and informed discussion.  Bring your questions!


This program is produced by Laura Gordon Kutnick and incorporates letters adapted with permission from The Armageddon Letters:  Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis by James G. Blight & Janet M. Lang.