Real-life story of friendship across cultures drives spring Mainstage

A real-life story of friendship between two couples—one Jewish from Russia, one Christian from Texas—was the basis for The Immigrant, this year's spring Mainstage April 7-9, 14-16.

In the play, a young Jewish couple comes to Texas in 1909 after escaping persecution in Russia and is befriended by a Christian couple. The play is inspired by the experience of playwright Michael Harelik’s grandparents. Julia Reimer, Ph.D., theater faculty, is the director. Cast members are (from left): Trevor Thomas, Misty Ann Stewart, Breanna Edmonds and Joshua Andrade-Cantú.

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