2018-03-14 / Arts & Entertainment

‘American Dreams: Immigration Stories’

UMF presents staged reading of

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present “American Dreams: Immigration Stories,” a new play that will premiere in a staged reading at 7 p.m., March 22 and 23, in the performance space of the UMF Emery Community Arts Center. The play is free and open to the public.

The play is written and directed by Linda Britt, an award-winning playwright and director and UMF Spanish professor.

American Dreams: Immigration Stories features monologues based on the experiences of immigrants from multiple countries, told in their own voices. The stories focus on different aspects of immigration, from the motives of those who undertook the journey, to the difficulties in the crossing, to their experiences in the United States.

One true-to-life account features an immigrant who was a refugee from war-torn Syria. Another narrative tells the story of a Cuban immigrant who came by boat in the 1980s. Yet another character, from France, won the diversity lottery. No two stories are the same; no two immigrants had the same experience.

For more information, contact Britt at 778-7459.

This event is sponsored by UMF International and Global Studies and the Office of International Education.

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