Theater

Manifest Destiny

When: Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 13 2016

America is a nation of immigrants, but not always gladly. For something so intrinsic to the fabric of our country, we can be awfully touchy about letting more people in. Vladimir Zelevinsky's play Manifest Destiny examines more than 500 years of immigration using only four actors. They play multiple roles ranging from the first people who arrived after Christopher Columbus to the big waves of Europeans who arrived in the nineteenth century. We learn of their motivations for leaving what was home and come to understand something of the forces that spurred them to keep going until they hit the Pacific Ocean. West End Player's Guild presents Manifest Destiny at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (November 4 to 13) at the Union Avenue Christian Church (733 North Union Boulevard; www.westendplayers.org). Tickets are $20.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20