Director Rebekah Scallet and actor Bryn McLaughlin joined St. Louis In Tune to discuss the upcoming play, The Immigrant. Based on the true story of Haskell Harelik, the playwright Mark Harelik’s grandfather, who came to America in 1909 - it focuses on his grandmother’s family photo album which documented his grandparents and father’s lives growing up as a Jewish family in the tiny town of Hamilton, Texas. Taken in by a local couple, over the next 30 years, he makes a home and raises a family in this tiny town. A religion meets religion, culture meets culture, fear meets fear and love meets love. This play highlights a little-known part of Jewish immigration history - the Galveston Movement. Performances are October 12-29 at the New Jewish Theatre.
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