The Multicultural Network continues its annual Winchester in Transition with a different slant this year. WIT 2015 will be a full-length, community performance of The Golden Door, a shorter version of which was recently presented to the public schools’ fourth graders.
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.
The Network is proud to present this original musical play with an immigration theme. Issues around immigration have always been important, and we are planning a follow-up to this wonderful program on Sunday, May 3—a panel discussion with audience participation enhanced by the actors of True Story Theater. Mark your calendars!
Don’t miss The Golden Door on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. in Chidley Hall at the First Congregational Church, 21 Church St., Winchester. Map on event page.