February 05, 2013
Leadership groups join to present “Cincinnati: City of Immigrants”
Join Leadership Northern Kentucky, Leadership Cincinnati and the African American Leadership Development Program for a special performance of Cincinnati: City of Immigrants.
Cincinnati: City of Immigrants is a powerful play written by critically acclaimed local playwright Joe McDonough. Six fictional characters-including a young German woman living in Over-the-Rhine in 1850, an African-American former slave who arrived after the Civil War, and a Latino family celebrating a birthday in Price Hill-explore the immigrant experience. A series of overlapping monologues weave together their common experiences - meeting new people, encountering discrimination, overcoming adversity, and bringing parts of their culture to a new home. Some stories intersect in surprising ways, encouraging audience members to think about how their own family history connects them to fellow Cincinnatians.
Cincinnati: City of Immigrants was originally commissioned and produced by ArtsWave in June 2011. ArtsWave supports over 100 local arts organizations throughout the region. The production is now being presented throughout the region by ArtReach, a division of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati.
Tuesday, February 12
5:30-7 p.m., reception
7:15-8:10 p.m., performance
The performance will be followed by a Q&A session.
The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011
$20 per person
*Parking information will be sent to everyone who registers.