Experience the metaphoric and literal threads that weave us together as a nation of immigrants. Our two week quilt exhibit features 100+ vintage, modern, local and international works of textile art, plus kids’ activities and workshops for grown-ups. Threads theatre is a 50-minute play that will lead you through Village buildings as you enjoy dramatized versions of true stories of Troy residents, past and present.
Weekend Performances (include talk-backs with performers and/or playwrights):
Saturday August 19, 7:00 pm SOLD OUT
Sunday August 20, 3:00 pm SOLD OUT
More about the Theatre Experience:
Four live theatre performances of an original play, inspired by the traditions and values that have woven us together both in Troy and as a nation of immigrants, August 11, 12, 19 and 20. The play Threads will deliver meaningful-and sometimes musical-entertainment for, by, and about members of our diverse community. Unlike the typical theatre experience where audiences remain stationary around one stage, audiences at Threads will move in and out of the Village buildings during the 50-minute performance, as profound and hilarious tales about journeys and friendship unfold before their eyes. We (the Troy Historical Society) are gathering stories from first generation immigrants from many countries to use with material we have from Troy’s early pioneers as source material for the play, which will be professionally produced. The play is titled Threads because it will be woven from pieces or threads of stories that relate the challenges, hopes, frustrations, and commonalities of people who have moved to a new place.