On January 30, 2015, two performances accommodated all 4th graders in the district at the Lincoln School. The program was a great success and the students, teachers and performers enjoyed the full length production with music, dance, and stories tremendously.
The Golden Door, written by award-winning playwright Joyce Van Dyke, is set in an Armenian grocery store in a transitional Boston neighborhood. Ani, the third-generation Armenian-American owner, runs the failing store with her Italian-American husband, Marco. Unexpected events bring immigrants from Mexico, China and the Caribbean along with descendants of immigrants from Eastern Europe and Ireland into the store. As the customers struggle to honor their heritage while trying to fit in as Americans, they change not only the way they see each other, but also the future of the store.
A free community performance of the Golden Door will take place on March 15, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Chidley Hall at the First Congregational Church, “On the Common”, 21 Church Street, Winchester.