Monday, July 11, 2011

"The New New England" - A Play - to Debut on the lawn at the House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables,

St. Peter's Episcopal Church ~Iglesia Episcopal San Pedro
& Family Self-Sufficiency Center Inc.
To premiere the play “The new New England” July 16th
Free of Charge.

“The new New England” is an adaptation of the production “Millyard, Mass,” by Brendan Pelsue and Anna Smulowitz; the original play told the story of immigrant children and their families who worked twelve hours a day in the mills along the Merrimack River in the early 20th century. The lives of these immigrant families and their struggle for better working conditions and wages were retold in this historical drama. In this adaptation, “The new New England,” Pelsue and Latino youth from St. Peter’s Summer Theater Project interweave their experiences with those of immigrants from the past.  

Support for Salem’s immigrant families is an integral part of The House of the Seven Gables community service work. Founded by Caroline Emmerton in 1910, The Gables has supported Salem’s immigrant families for over 100 years. This partnership with St. Peter’s and Salem’s Latino youth is an example of The Gables’ work today.  The production will take place on The Gables’ seaside lawn on Saturday July 16th at 7:00 pm. 

For reservations, please call 978-744-0991 ext. 108.  

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