In the Land of Rain and Salmon

Book-It rehearsal for In the Land of Rain and Salmon, photo courtesy of Book-It Repertory Theater
Book-It rehearsal for In the Land of Rain and Salmon, photo courtesy of Book-It Repertory Theater
In the Land of Rain and Salmon, image courtesy of Washington State Jewish Historical Society
In the Land of Rain and Salmon, image courtesy of Washington State Jewish Historical Society

Historic Site(s) Specific performance by Book-It Repertory Theater

In the Land of Rain and Salmon, a unique adaptation of Jewish History in Washington State

Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

 

Working with material from the Jewish Archives at the University of Washington Special Collections Library and the book, Family of Strangers: Building a Jewish Community in Washington State, Book-It Repertory Theatre and the Washington State Jewish Historical Society present In the Land of Rain and Salmon, incorporating stories of Washington State’s Jewish immigrants who came to the area during the nineteenth century through the 1920s. The performance weaves together accounts of individuals who were isolated from each other by language, different religious customs and generation, but who ultimately succeeded in developing a community that made significant civic and cultural contributions to Seattle and King County. In the Land of Rain and Salmon is Part of the Jewish Day of Arts and Culture. For tickets call 206.774.2277 or visit the WSJHS website.

This performance is part of 4Culture’s Historic Site(s) Specific program, which pairs artists of all disciplines with historic sites across King County for artistic intervention. The program has just added new sites to its roster, and will shortly issue a Call for Projects for the 2014 season.