Sunday, February 26, 2012

NEHGS Co-sponsors The Revels Repertory Company Show: “An American Journey”

When: March 4, 2012 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Where: Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA

Description: NEHGS is a proud sponsor of An American Journey, produced and performed by the Revels Repertory Company. This original musical theater production brings the story of American immigration to life in partnership with Watertown’s Arsenal Center for the Arts. The 90-minute production finds Italian, Irish, and Eastern European Jewish immigrants on a passenger ship bound for America circa 1907. Sharing their music and songs, their dances and their dreams, the diverse group of travelers become one, as they leave their hardships behind and steam toward America, the land of hope and promise.

Rhonda McClure, NEHGS Senior Researcher and an expert on American immigration, will give a pre-performance talk at 2:30 p.m. Learn more about starting your own family history journey.

Revels Repertory Co. is the touring ensemble of Revels, Inc., the national performing arts company that presents the Christmas Revels in ten cities across the U.S. The show is appropriate for adults and children ages six and up and includes audience participation.

Tickets: $20 adults ($18 for NEHGS members), $12 students/children 12 and under

For more information, please visit www.AmericanAncestors.org.