Written by award-winning author Andrew Carroll and directed by John Benitz, If All the Sky Were Paper is a dramatic reading of real wartime letters by soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen, as well as their family members at home. The play is based on Carroll's bestselling books "War Letters" and "Behind the Lines." Gary Cole ("The Good Wife") will join Bening in the reading, with further celebrity guest readers to be announced shortly.
In 1998 Carroll set out on a mission to preserve wartime letters in an initiative to honor U.S. troops, veterans and their families. He travelled to 40 countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq in order to collect more than 100,000 previously unpublished letters and emails. If All the Sky Were Paper features the best of the letters that Carroll found
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