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Somerville residents to perform in 'An American Journey' at Arsenal Center for the Arts

Posted by Susannah Blair  February 17, 2012 09:48 AM

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The following was submitted by Revels:

Revels’ acclaimed 40-member touring ensemble of adults and children, Revels Repertory Company, brings the story of American immigration to life in this original stage production written and directed by Patrick Swanson with Revels Rep director Kay Dunlap.  

Set on a crowded passenger ship in 1907, at the height of American immigration, the 90-minute musical production follows a group of Italian, Irish and Eastern European Jewish families who share their not just their music and songs but their hopes and their dreams as they leave their homelands and hardships behind in search of a better life for their families in America, the land of hope and promise. 

“An American Journey” will be presented Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 3:00pm in the Charles Mosesian Theatre at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The show is appropriate for adults and children and includes audience participation, a Revels hallmark.

Come early! Join us for a free pre-performance talk at 2:30pm: “Researching Your Family History” by Rhonda R. McClure, New England Historic Genealogical Society.  Doors will open at 2:15pm. 

Tickets for “An American Journey” are $20 for adults, $12 for children. Group Rates (10+) are available.  Purchase online at www.revels.org or call 617-972-8300 ext. 31.  Seating is General Admission. 

 “An American Journey” is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  Additional sponsors include the Watertown Cultural Council and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.  

Revels Repertory Company is the official touring ensemble of Revels, Inc., the performing arts company that presents RiverSing along the Charles each fall and The Christmas Revels at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge each Dceember.

For more information on Revels, Revels Repertory Company and “An American Journey” please visit www.revels.org or call 617-972-8300.

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