"First Person: Seeing America" is a multimedia performance featuring two actors reading first person accounts from America's history, while images from the
Ensemble Galilei has agreed to include a story and images from
Suggestions will be collected until
The event/person chosen for inclusion will be based both on number of suggestions and the ability to find images and first person accounts from that time period.
For a quick reminder of important events and people in
"We're looking for just general ideas," Patti explained. "People first mentioned the flood, but now we're getting people suggesting ideas from our atomic background, war material factories and train routes. We could focus on America going to war, with pictures of troops leaving and women working in the shoe factories. People are already e-mailing and telling us they have photos of family members working in the factories and whatnot. Finding a topic isn't the hard part, ensuring we have material is."
Patti organized many cultural pieces relevant to the history of the community at his previous position in
"I thought that this would be a good idea, as a sort of kickoff to the bicentennial and to get people thinking about our history," Patti said. "I also think it is very helpful for the community, to be excited to have something from its own history in this show and maybe, if it has enough significance, they'll keep it in the show."
First Person: Seeing America is sponsored by
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