Out of Many, a musical play about immigration: 5/4/17

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In a 2014 Tufts Now article, Somerville was described as having a rich ethnic diversity and pride in its immigrant, working-class roots. In addition, the city was said to be integrating new immigrants into the community.

We know this continues to this day–in response to current events regarding immigrants, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone has declared Somerville a sanctuary city; likewise, St. James identifies itself as a sanctuary church. One of our missions here at St. James is to provide free ESL conversation sessions to immigrants in Somerville and neighboring communities. 

In Good Company (including one St. James parishioner*) invites you to the premiere of Out of Manya new musical play based on personal stories of immigration to the United States. Through an intimate series of songs and vignettes, this timely play explores the unquenchable human spirit and will to survive common to those seeking safety and liberty. Across time and nations, scenes of misery and hope, love and pain, play out in schools, shops, and perhaps even in our own families or backyards. Out of Many draws us into the lives of those who, much like ourselves, are simply seeking a better life.

Premiering May 4 through 7, 2017
May 4 – 6, 8PM
May 6 & 7, 3PM

The Black Box at Chelsea Theater Works
189 Winnisimmet Street
Chelsea, Massachusetts

Tickets available here.

Enjoy a sample of the play’s music here.

Please join us! Bring your friends! (Feel free to share this posting.)

Written by Sean Sullivan and Ian Sullivan
Lyrics by Daniel P. Ryan and Ian Sullivan
Original music by Daniel P. Ryan

*Renni Boy