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Uninvited Girl: An Immigrant Story

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McInnis Auditorium

1300 Eagle Road

Saint Davids, PA 19087

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A wardrobe malfunction, an arrest, and an impossible romance: for one immigrant, the hardest journey begins after she arrives in her new country. In this one-woman show by author and award-winning storyteller Nimisha Ladva, get ready to experience what happens when the rules of "where you're from" and "where you want to be," compete and collapse in humorous, humbling, and dangerous ways.”

This solo-performance play written and performed by Nimisha Ladva, directed by Edward Sobel, tells Ladva's personal story -- "growing up in England as the only non-white child in my local public school, my family’s move to the United States, the cultural clashes that ensued (including my choice to marry outside my ethnic community), our period of living as undocumented immigrants, and finally, the legal court case that allowed my family and me to become legal residents and which put us on the path to US citizenship."

The play premiered a week after the 2016 presidential election to a sold-out audience at the Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia as part of the First Person Arts Festival. Writing in the Broad Street Review, Alaina Johns said the play was “one of the most entertaining and compelling solo shows I’ve seen, staged with subtle but effective sound and lighting, and a single chair for scenery”.

The play engages many themes: friendship across political difference, racial and religious diversity, injustice, immigration, gender equality, hope and resilience. However, the word most often used by audience members to describe the play was "healing".

After the performance, please join us for a discussion with its creators and light refreshments.

The event is free and open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.

Co-sponsored by Campolo Institute for Applied Research in Social Justice, SAGE, and the Political Science dept. at Eastern University.

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