NOW:53022:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
25°
H 27° L 1°
Clear | 8MPH

Young Germantown Resident Appears in First Stage's 'To The Promised Land'

Jan. 26, 2013

Young Germantown resident, Emily Foran, age 7, will appear in First Stage’s world premiere play TO THE PROMISED LAND, playing at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts January 25 through February 10.

Set in late 1960s Milwaukee, the play seamlessly weaves together the story of Ruth, a young African-American girl reeling from the loss of her brother during recent Civil Rights actions, and that of Golda Meir, Israel’s first female prime minister, who had spent her formative years in Milwaukee. As Ruth draws on Golda Meir’s autobiography for inspiration a story between Milwaukee’s African-American and Jewish communities is shared as we follow both characters on their path to her own promised land.

After taking acting classes at First Stage for three years, Emily will make her theatrical debut on stage playing the role of Tzipka in TO THE PROMISED LAND. Emily enjoys acting for many reasons. “Not only is acting fun, but I also enjoy transforming into a different character,” she said. With this being Emily’s first production, she has learned that it is a lot of hard work, but in the end it is a lot of fun. “My favorite thing about First Stage is meeting new friends. I’ve enjoyed my experience so far and am very excited for the show,” Emily added.

“The play is about the journey of a young person searching for truth while struggling with the tests that come with life in an urban setting,” said Director Sheri Williams Pannell. “TO THE PROMISED LAND serves as a catalyst to encourage dialogue about Milwaukee history and
witness how one moment in time can impact the life of an impressionable young person,” she continued.

Emily has learned many things from this show but there is one thing that she learned the most. She said, “The best lesson I have learned from my role in this show is a new appreciation for history.”

TO THE PROMISED LAND runs through February 10. For more information, visit www.FirstStage.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Germantown Police seek help finding hit-and-run vehicle 01:04 PM

» Myers, McManus to face off for Germantown Village Board seat 3/5

» Fox Head Residences apartment plan in Waukesha rejected after rezoning vote again denied 3/5

» Drivers react to the serious crashes in Germantown on Highway 41/45 March 4 3/5

» New Kia dealership, Ford service center could be developed near Woodman's in Menomonee Falls 3/4

» Case involving former Germantown kindergarten teacher sparks lawsuit against Jefferson County Sherif 3/4

» All lanes open after Highway 41/45 crash that injured four Updated:  3/4

» UPDATE: Northbound Highway 41 in Germantown remains closed following crashes, drivers stalled 3/4

» UPDATE: Three seriously injured in Germantown crash that has Highway 41/45 closed in both directions 3/4

» Fast Signs of Menomonee Falls receives national attention 3/4

» Plans proceed for former Falls Starbucks in Rivercrest Center 3/3

» Water Council gathers at Bradley Corporation in Menomonee Falls 3/3

» Landscape company in Menomonee Falls to increase staff by 40 percent 3/3

» Falls Plan Commission to review new commercial development plans near Woodman's 3/3

» Germantown approves raises for village staff 3/2

» Menomonee Falls remodeling company receives high honors at state awards 3/2

» Lutz named new Menomonee Falls football coach 3/2

» Germantown Village Board to consider compensation changes 3/2

» Germantown resident says friends feel like family at the Just Betweeen Friends sale 3/2

» Two people taken to the hospital following March 1 crash in Menomonee Falls 3/2

» Germantown girls basketball team in regional final after 56-46 win 2/27

» Germantown School District discusses issues with student food waste 2/27

» Rixton to play at Menomonee Falls High School 2/27

» Construction to begin on expanded emergency department at CMH in Menomonee Falls 2/27

» Germantown parents speak out against large kindergarten class sizes 2/24

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT