UC Merced putting on play done by award-winning playwright

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A play being put on in the North Valley has been a long time coming.

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A play being put on in the North Valley has been a long time coming.

Back in 2020, the UC Merced's Global Arts Studies Program reached out to award-winning historian, author and playwright Andrew Carroll asking for permission to perform his play "If All the Sky Were Paper."

The students got the green light but then the pandemic happened and forced the student-run production to cancel.

But now, the play is back on and the man behind it has made the trip to Merced.

Action News was there as Carroll met with local veteran Jesus Deniz.

Carroll has been collecting correspondence from the battlefield -- including letters and emails from all eras.

Jesus shared some of his from his time in Iraq.

His passion for sharing the stories of service members is what inspired "If All the Sky Were Paper."

Carroll says he was blown away by the UC Merced students putting on the play.

You can see "If All the Sky Were Paper" Friday at 7:30 pm or Sunday at 2 pm at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center.

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