Soldier, Come Home brings to life the letters of Frank W. Wicks' great-grandparents, Philip and Mary Pringle, and family members, written during the period 1859 to 1865 from western Pennsylvania and from major Civil War battle sites, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Siege of Petersburg, and Appomattox.
The letters, discovered in a shoe box in the attic of the Wicks family home in South Fork, Pennsylvania, provide a look back at some of the most significant battles of the Civil War as well as what life was like for those family members left behind. Wicks transformed the letters into a play, weaving the story of his family through the events of the Civil War, producing a moving, intimate view of history.
Winner, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Excellence: "Best Significant Community Impact."
- Genre: Docudrama/Historic
- Time Period: American Civil War Era, 19th Century
- Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
- Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)