West End United Methodist Church

Theater - My Father's War

My Father's War to be Presented at 4th Story Theater

The 4th Story Theater and Ponder Anew will present “My Father's War,” on January 17 and 24, 2016, at 3 p.m. at the 4th Story Theater. The production was written and produced by and stars Carol Ponder and Robert Kiefer.

My Father’s War is the two-person storytelling and music experience adapted from Carol Ponder’s father’s World War II memoir. The performance transports us into WWII and the cockpit of a P-47 Thunderbolt. The story follows Lt. Herschell Ponder through the arc of his war experience, from his enthusiastic enlistment after Pearl Harbor to building a good life while living with PTSD upon homecoming. For more information, please go to: www.carolandrobert.com.

Cost of tickets is $10 per person and are available online here or may be purchased at the door.

What others are saying about “My Father's War”:

"Wow! What an awe-inspiring performance! My Father's War was one of the more memorable performances at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in recent years.  The post-show discussions were equally as amazing...If you serve in a State Veterans Home, VA Medical Center, or you provide care for Veterans, My Father's War is a must see!" – Reinaldo Roman: Voluntary Service Specialist, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System -


"At the heart of all good theater is a great story.  And My Father's War certainly fits that description - thanks to the considerable talents of esteemed artists (and husband-and-wife team) Robert Kiefer and Carol Ponder....  Balancing humor and horror, Ponder's matter-of-fact recollections are intensely personal.  And yet the tone is familiar to anyone whose life has been touched by war.... My Father's War honors the great tradition of storytelling." – Amy Stumpfl: Theater Review, The Tennessean