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From someone who had two brothers who served during the Vietnam era, I thank you. From one who was an army nurse, I thank you.  


It was amazing!

Steve D, Anchorman (ABC News)

One of God’s greatest gifts to all of us in the world of theater! Great, great performance! Congratulations to my friend Brenda Womble on the fantastic Durham premiere of her play “Guns of Ava.” She produced the compelling story of a young man from North Carolina who gets drafted to serve in the Vietnam War, leaving behind the love of his life while coping with the struggles of war at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. It was really exciting to see the play she wrote, produced, and directed, brilliantly performed by a talented cast on stage at the Durham Arts Council.

 Chris G., Raleigh, NC

“Guns Of Ava” is a heart wrenching love story set during the Vietnam era. I highly recommend seeing this riveting play, you will be enriched! 

Levell E., Raleigh, NC

Absolutely one of the best plays I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been to several plays. This is my second time seeing it. I’m looking forward to it being shown, again, somewhere. I don’t care if it’s California. I will get on a plane from Raleigh-Durham and fly out there to see “Guns of Ava”. Absolutely top-notch, hands down!

Eric S., Spring Lake, NC

I enjoyed it a lot. It made you laugh a lot, even though there were serious moments.


Fantastic! God bless all of you!

Shirley P., Sanford, NC

Fabulous! It was a lot of attention to details . . . like the fishnet stockings, the tin foil on the TV antenna. It was really good. And, I purchased the book, and I’m going to read it.


When you can take a story and have the cast to interpret it the way they did, it’s fantastic!

Brooksie H., Fayetteville, NC

This is an outstanding, moving, funny, poignant and beautiful play!

Christina B.

Brenda did a fantastic job on this play! This is my first time seeing it, and it was wonderful. I love this lady. I am elated!

Bobby B., Hampton, VA

Brenda, thank you for the opportunity to support such a worthwhile production. All of God’s best to you.

Wanda W., Durham, NC

Very, Very,  good!! Good luck!

Philmer M.

Excellent! God’s blessing in New York.

Janice Y.

Was too long


I truly enjoyed myself. The play and the VIP experience were AMAZING. I am praying that God will continue to bless you and your work.


The play was amazing, Brenda, and so are you. I’m glad Becky and I got to see your work and that beautiful ensemble of outstandingness.

Collie F.

It was awesome!!

Martha M.