Downtown Springfield Association
Missouri Solo Play Festival: Walking Toward America

Missouri Solo Play Festival: Walking Toward America

January, 13 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

302 E. Pershing St. Springfield, MO 65806
http://www.springfieldcontemporarytheatre.org/missouri-solo-play-festival-walking-toward-america-ill-eat-you-last-grounded--here-there-and-everywhere.html

$20–22


MISSOURI SOLO PLAY FESTIVAL: Four Great Women Come to the Stage in Repertory

WALKING TOWARD AMERICA
By Sandra Fenichel Asher
Adapted from the memoirs of Ilga Katais-Paeglis Vise
Directed by David Montgomery
Starring Annie Meek-Montgomery*

Ilga Vise, a longtime Springfield resident, is brought to the stage by another Springfield native, Annie Meek-Montgomery. At the center of her narrative is the winter of 1944–1945, when 10-year-old Ilga and her parents leave Latvia to escape the Russian occupation of their city. Soon they are taken into a German forced-labor camp and, eventually, walk 500 miles across frozen, war-torn northern Germany, survive strafing by Russian planes and find their way to a refugee camp in western Germany. Later sailing through an Atlantic storm to safety and freedom in America.
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association on a Special Appearance Contract.