Immigration Field Study Follow-Up: An “Awesome” Play!

On April 27, a mash-up of Immigration Field Study participants, Puentes Adolescent Empowerment Program students, Haverford House fellows and friends attended the play “Down Past Passyunk” thanks to the support of the CPGC. “Down Past Passyunk,” put on by the InterAct Theater Company, was an original play by A. Zell Williams that told the story of the collision of immigrant communities old and new in South Philly, as told through the story of the owner of a cheesesteak restaurant. (Sound familiar?!) It was so cool to see a play about the places we are everyday– the play started with the sounds of the 47 bus heading down into South Philly which is the bus I take to work! Afterward, we actually got to meet A. Zell Williams, and one of the 7th graders let him know that his play was “awesome.” The middle school students and the immigration field study participants were thrilled to see each other again, and we headed to Shake Shack (a free coupon came in our programs!) to discuss the play afterwards.

 

Haverford House's own Hannah Michelle, the Immigration Field Study's Pita and Ramelcy, and Puentes middle schoolers hang out in front of the "Down Past Passyunk" set!

Haverford House’s Hannah Michelle, the Immigration Field Study’s Pita and Ramelcy, and Puentes middle schoolers hang out in front of the “Down Past Passyunk” set!

The Puentes middle schoolers meet A. Zell Williams, the playwright of "Down Past Passyunk."
The Puentes middle schoolers meet A. Zell Williams, the playwright of “Down Past Passyunk.”

 

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