Immigrant Theme in "Street Scene" Production

The University of Minnesota's Immigration History Research Center will lead a free panel discussion entitled "Our Migration Stories: Historical and Contemporary" following the July 17, 2011, matinee of "Street Scene" at Minneapolis Theatre Garage.

Tickets for the play, which begins at 2 pm, are available from Girl Friday Productions. The panel afterwards is free and will begin about 4 pm. Panel participants include Haven Hawley, IHRC program director, and Christine "Kit" Gordon, dramaturg for Girl Friday Productions. The discussion is open to the public.

Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" is a rich collage of universal dramas and dreams, weaving the experiences of immigrants in an American city into a play depicting many family stories in the early twentieth century.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is produced by Girl Friday Productions and directed by Craig Johnson, and will be performed July 7-30 at the Minneapolis Theater Garage, 711 W. Franklin Ave in Minneapolis. For tickets to the performances call 612-729-1071.

More information, please visit the website for Girl Friday Productions.