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Sometimes the appearance of a simple story contains universal issues such as loss, abandonment, renewal, and hope for the future. Set in Depression era dustbowl Oklahoma, W. G. Allen’s play, Lost Letter grapples with all of these with love and humor.
It is November 1935, and the U.S. Government has found an 18-year-old letter written to a resident of the small town of Oxbow, Oklahoma. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, enjoying the popularity of his ‘Fireside Chats,’ has decided to have the letter delivered on a live radio broadcast, hoping this will provide a “shot of hope” to counter the seemingly endless rigors of The Depression and The Dust Bowl. When the government official assigned to arrange the broadcast arrives in Oxbow, what he discovers threatens to turn what could have been a great human interest story into a disaster for everyone concerned… especially for the people of Oxbow!
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