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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Musical in 2 Acts. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Music by Stuart Brayson. Book by Bill Oakes. Based on the novel of the same name, written by James Jones London production - Director Tamara Harvey. Set and Costume Designs Soutra Gilmour. Orchestrator, Musical Supervisor & Director David White. Based on the Novel by James Jones. Shaftesbury Theatre, London - 30 September, 2013 Closed 29 March, 2014 SYNOPSIS From Here to Eternity is set on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in 1941, before and during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Loosely based on Jones' own wartime experiences, the story follows several members of a military company, including Captain Dana “Dynamite” Holmes and First Sergeant Milt Warden, who begins an affair with Holmes' wife Karen. STORY (the film) In 1941, Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt, a bugler, is transferred from the Bugle Corps at Fort Shafter (giving up his corporal stripes) to a rifle outfit, Company "G," at Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu. Prewitt, a native of Kentucky, after losing his parents, enlisted in 1935 at Ft. Myer, Virginia. He intends to be a "thirtyyear man." Captain Dana "Dynamite" Holmes has heard of his reputation as a talented middle-weight boxer. Holmes urges Prewitt to join the regimental boxing team, and promises that Prewitt will be promoted to corporal or even sergeant if he helps win the boxing trophy on December 15. Prewitt refuses, though he keeps silent about his reasons. Holmes retaliates by making army life as miserable as possible for Prewitt, hoping he will give in. Unable to break Prewitt's spirit, Holmes orders First Sergeant Milton Warden to prepare general court martial papers. Warden, however, knowing of Holmes' treatment and realizing Prewitt is a career soldier, suggests that he try to entice Prewitt to change his mind by doubling up on company punishment. The other non-commissioned officers assist in the conspiracy. Prewitt is supported only by his friend, Private Angelo Maggi. Meanwhile, Warden begins an affair with Holmes' neglected wife Karen. Warden knows and tells Karen, the penalty for an affair with his commanding officer's wife, a twenty-year sentence in the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Leavenworth. Sergeant Maylon Stark has told Warden that Karen had many affairs at Fort Bliss, including with him. As their relationship develops, Warden asks Karen about her numerous affairs to test her sincerity with him. Karen relates that Holmes has been unfaithful to her most of their marriage. She miscarried one night when Holmes came back from one affair drunk, and unable to assist her to the hospital, resulting in her not being able to bear any more children. She then affirms her genuine love for Warden. Prewitt and Maggio spend their liberty time at the New Congress Club, a gentlemen's club where Prewitt meets and falls for Lorene. Lorene tells Prewitt, "as a waitress in a small Oregon town, she dated for three years, the son of the richest family in town. When her boyfriend married, she went to Seattle. She met a woman who had worked in Hawaii, she sailed to the islands, staying there a year and two months." Her desire, "make a sack full of money to return to Oregon and buy a house for her mother." Prewitt confides to Lorene the reason he refuses to box for the company is that he blinded Dixie Wells, a close friend, while sparring. Maggio encounters Sergeant Judson at the club. When Maggio complains that Judson's piano playing is interfering with his dancing, the two nearly come to blows. Maggio is told that Judson is the Sergeant of the Guard at the stockade. Later, at a tavern called "Choy's," located near the base, Judson sees Maggio holding a photograph of his family. Judson makes a rude comment to Prewitt about Maggio's sister causing Maggio to smash a bar stool over Judson's head. Judson pulls a switchblade on Maggio, but Warden, sitting in a corner, intervenes to