When: April 15-16, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Being American, we tend to think that any immigrant's journey to America is a success once they actually make it to the USA. But in reality that's only the half-way point. The everyday tasks that were easy in the old country -- how to get a driver's license, how to find a good doctor, how to find a job -- are all unknowns in the new country, and all must be solved while navigating a different language and culture. Deanna Jent's new play, Bosnian/American: The Dance for Life, is inspired by the experiences of St. Louis' Bosnian community during the wave of immigration that occurred in the 90s. The play is constructed from interviews Jent conducted with young adults who were born in Bosnia but are making their lives in St. Louis. Mustard Seed Theatre presents Bosnian/American at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 15 & 16) at Grbic Restaurant (4071 Keokuk Street), and admission is "pay what you can" or "pay with a canned good;" call 314-719-8060 for reservations. The show continues at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (April 21 to May 1) at Fontbonne University's Fine Arts Theatre (6800 Wydown Boulevard; www.mustardseedtheatre.com). Tickets are $20 to $25.
Price: donation of cash or canned good