Creator

Date Original

August 23

Description

Program from the play, "A Womanless Wedding" presented by the Rohwer Recreation Association.

Biographical/Historical Note

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9022, creating the War Relocation Authority (WRA). The WRA selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Two of these centers were in the Arkansas Delta, one at Rohwer in Desha County, and the other at Jerome in sections of Chicot and Drew counties. Over 16,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in these two centers between October 1942 and November 1945.

Transcription

Rohwer Recreation Association

Presents

--- THE WOMANLESS WEDDING ---

Ticket Sale Sponsored by Junior Canteen Group

Auditorium August 23
8 P.M. Wednesday


--Cast In Order of Appearance--

Bride's Family

Mother--- Col. Snyder
Bother--- Mr. McCollum
Sister--- Mr. Moody
Baby Sister--- Mr. Moore

Groom's Family

Mother--- Dr. Hunter
(Very angry because her son is marrying)
Father--- Mr. Tom Coleman
Little Brother--- Mr. Jones
Little Sister--- Dr. Loeb
Country Cousin--- Mr. Parker

Jilted Lover--- Mr. Riley

Groomsmen
Mr. Forest Mr. Elberson
Mr. Hosack Mr. Orsburn
Mr. Burgess Mr. Owen
Mr. Naff Mr. Davis

Soloists
Mr. Patrick Mr. Suggs

Matron of Honor--- Mr. Wisdom
Maid of Honor--- Mr. Johnston

Bridesmaids

Mr. Rains Mr. Walls
Mr. Updegraff Mr. Matlock
Mr. Beasley Mr. Estes

Flower Girls
Mr. G. Martin Mr. Allison
Mr. Klinefelter Mr. Clayton
Mr. Millhorn Mr. Atkinson

Ring Bearer--- Mr. Robins
Bride--- Mr. McGowan
Groom--- Mr. Thompson
Bride's Father--- Mr. Ken Cole
Best Man--- Mr. Moulton
Train Bearer--- Mr. V. Martin
Preacher--- Mr. Bethune

*********

Physical Description

Program

Subjects

Evacuation of civilians; Military assistance; Military camps; Camps; War; Japanese; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; World War II (1939-1945)Internment camps; Relocation camps; Performance art; Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)

Contributor

Rohwer Recreation Association

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000261, Box 1, Folder 5, Item 1

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Albert Trice collection, MS.000261

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

The Womanless Wedding presented by the Rohwer Recreation Association, John Albert Trice collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Preview

image preview

Additional Content

Hazel Retherford papers, MS.000643; Amon Guy Thompson papers, MG04582-MG04586; Austin Smith papers, 1942-1945, MG04350; Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps, MG01299; Community Analysis Reports and Community Analysis Trend Reports of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946, MG03846-MG03847; Japanese Camp papers, MG03848-MG03869

Files

Download

Download Full Text (322 KB)

The Womanless Wedding presented by the Rohwer Recreation Association

Share

COinS