Reading of Will’s War

St. Augustine
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May 2, 2017
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May 2, 2017
50 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Flagler College alumnus William Windle, ’16, will present a reading of his play Will’s War, adapted from his grandmother Janice Woods Windle’s novel of the same name. The attention of the nation was briefly directed 100 years ago toward Seguin, Texas, where young German-American William Adolph Bergfeld, Will Windle’s great-great grandfather, was put on trial for treason at a time of heightened nationalism and hostility toward foreigners. Two generations later, Bergfeld’s granddaughter told his story in a well-reviewed book. The play, like the novel, tells the true story of Bergfeld, a postal worker and union organizer, who faced a six-week trial for treason. The reading takes place at 4 p.m. in Flagler College’s Gamache-Koger Theater. It is free and open to the public.

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    • Free