b-activists: Si Kahn and John McCutcheon’s play “The Immigrant” on the life of Joe Hill

Photo Courtesy: Amas Musical Theatre

Photo Courtesy: Amas Musical Theatre

The Amas Musical Theater is holding a reading of the newest work of folksingers John McCutcheon and Si Kahn–The Immigrant as part of The Immigrant Theater Festival. Based on the final night in the life of Joe Hill, the most famous songwriter of the Labor Movement.  Hill came to the United States seeking a better life, but becomes disillusioned with the unemployment, poverty, hunger and discrimination he encounters. As his anger builds, he becomes involved in radical politics, and pours his rage into songs that satirize those in power.

The one-man play will “feature pieces of all of Hill’s songs and is based on his letters, newspaper accounts, oral histories, and a good bit of creative imagining.”

Info for the reading:

Wednesday, April 22nd, 3:00pm

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York City

Admission is Free, Reservations Required

For information, contact 212-563-2565 or amasevents@aol.com

March 27, 2009 by anisha
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