Music and lyrics by Sam Salmond
Book by Jenny Stafford
Based on the accounts of WWII female factory workers, The Homefront is a rock musical about a woman’s fight for equality and the beginning of a feminist revolution in the American workforce. The war is won and that very same day, women workers are fired and ordered to return to the home and prepare for the soldiers’ return.
Ruth and James, a young progressive couple, try to restart their life, but soon find the war has changed them too much. The promise of starting a family with Ruth is the only thing that helped James through the horrors overseas. Ruth, having finally found self-worth in her career, isn’t ready to raise a child and be relegated to the home.
When the factory begins hiring local men, including James, Ruth and the other women form a union and fight back. They take to the streets and soon find themselves head to head with the men they had previously worked to protect.
The Homefront is a musical about the challenges and joys of being a woman in America.