Seattle Repertory Theatre opened its latest production of Arthur Miller‘s “A View from the Bridge” in September, but for one night only, Tuesday, October 13, the theatre company will collaborate with the Wing Luke Museum and immersive evening of theatre at the museum’s historic tenement hotel (719 South King Street). The play portrays the immigrant experience of Italians in 1950s New York City (“tough, gritty labor, tears, anger and laughter,” reads the description from Seattle Rep). In the special collaborative staging this month, it will be performed by an entirely Asian American cast, challenging the audience to “compare the experiences of Asian migrants in 1930s Washington and Alaska” to those of the Italian communities in Miller’s play.
The night will also include a panel discussion moderated by Kristin Leahey, Literary Director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Panelists include attorney Jorge Baron, Seattle University professor of history Hazel Hahn, senior lecturer at University of Washington Connie So, and Braden Abraham, director of “A View from the Bridge.”
For those who want to see play in a traditional staging, “A View from the Bridge” directed by Braden Abraham continues at the Seattle Repertory Theatre through October 18. Tickets start at $17.
Seattle Rep and Wing Luke Museum Present “A View from the Bridge”
When: Tuesday, October 13, 7 PM
Where: The Wing Luke Museum’s historic tenement hotel (719 South King Street)
Tickets are $20 and available through the Seattle Repertory Theatre Box Office (206-443-2222) and online at www.seattlerep.org. Space is limited.
Press Release courtesy of the Seattle Repertory Theatre:
Following the performance, a panel discussion will focus on West and East Coast immigration during the early twentieth century, as well as contemporary immigration to Seattle. The panel of Jorge Baron (Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project), Hazel Hahn (History Professor, Seattle University), Connie So (Senior Lecturer for University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies Department) and Braden Abraham (Acting Artistic Director, Seattle Repertory Theatre) will be led by Kristin Leahey (Literary Director, Seattle Repertory Theatre). Refreshments will also be served.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
- Moderated by Kristin Leahey, Literary Director, Seattle Repertory Theatre
- Jorge Baron, attorney at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, a nationally-recognized legal services organization providing legal assistance in immigration matters
- Hazel Hahn Seattle University, Professor of History, Director of Global Awareness Program,with associate appointments in Women and Gender, Film and Asian Studies
- Connie So Senior Lecturer for the University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies Department, the director of the 2013 AES student-run conference, “Chinese American Historical Societies – Passage to Seattle,” and Vice President of OCA- Greater Seattle Chapter
- Braden Abraham – Acting Artistic Director, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Director of A View from the Bridge
- This program is co-produced with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, a nationally recognized organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations.