Not so New New Englanders



Old Sturbridge Village (1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566, Sturbridge MA)

Old Sturbridge Village invites you to enjoy a unique theatre experience! Inspired by the writing of students at Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School and Robert Brown (author of *The New New Englanders)*, *Not So New New Englanders* is an educational and engaging play co-written by Jasmin Rivas, director of DEIA at Old Sturbridge Village, and Aprell May Daily, writer and Journalist for the *Springfield Republican*.

In this approximately 90-minute program, audience members will watch as three students go on a journey of discovering the incredible stories and experiences of underrepresented people in the History of Southbridge, Springfield, and Worcester. Through this they learn more about themselves, the community, and our society as it exists both in the past and the present. Audience members will learn about little-known historical figures, communities, and cultures in New England history through stories told by them in a unique multi-media production.

On Saturday, July 15th, there will be an American Sign Language interpreter present during the show.

*Please note: This production includes topics such as racism, slavery, and police brutality.*

**This program will be in the Stephen M. Brewer Theater, located in the Visitor Center at Old Sturbridge Village. Pre-registration is highly recommended.**

Special thanks to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation for funding the production and to James Connelly for his efforts in historical research and grant writing. *Not So New New Englanders* is directed by Jasmin Rivas.

**Times:** Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Show begins at 5:15 p.m.


$12 General Admission

$10 for Old Sturbridge Village Members