A Second Sam
by Sean Douglass
Chicago Fringe Festival
August 29th - September 7th, 2014
A theatrical new work, A Second Sam spans 80 years and three generations. Elyse Edelman tells the story of her grandfather and his journey from WWII soldier and young father to patriarch of a large family. Sam writes his wife about the weather, playing basketball, and the promise of someday eating ice cream back home. 65 years later, his granddaughter discovers 1,176 love letters and the man she never knew.
Performances took place at the Early & Often stage for the Chicago Fringe, upstairs at Teresa 2's & Magnolia restaurant in Jefferson Park.