Walking Toward America

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Theatre - Performance

Date & Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Fuller Theater, Shaugnessy Building at Worcester State University
486 Chanlder Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Cost: FREE
Sponsored by: Liberal Studies, the Presidential Fellowship for Art, Education, and Community, and the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Worcester State University
Description: America, performed by one woman and one musician, tells an intensely personal narrative, laced with warmth, humor, courage, and determination. The play explores all that it means to be an ordinary family caught up in extraordinary circumstances. The central character, Ilga Katais, is portrayed at 4, 10, almost 17, and as a grandmother in order to reveal the remarkable story of her familys flight from their Latvian homeland due to the Russian occupation of their city. They survive a month in a German forced-labor camp, escape Russian airstrikes as they walk over 500 miles across war-torn Germany, live for over six years in a United Nations Refugee camp, and eventually sail through an Atlantic storm to America. The action includes a host of characters: family members, soldiers, strangers, and friends.
More Information: Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2521973031364901/
E-mail: VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu
Phone: 508-929--8843
Entered by: Lyn Branscomb (lbranscomb@worcester.edu)

Created: September 19, 2019 at 8:34 AM

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