Monday, September 21, 2015

"Homeward Bound: An Orphan Train Journey"


Homeward Bound: An Orphan Train Journey
Cathy Spielberger Cassetta

Ginger Hurley, Ashley Wilson, Sarah Dorsey, Emily Anne Goes, Samantha Goes, and Chloe Allen
Between 1854 and 1929, over 250,000, mostly immigrant children were removed from the streets of New York and shipped on “orphan trains” to small town and farming community families all throughout the United States.  Today, an estimated one of every twenty-five Americans has some connection to one of those children who were relocated.  Cathy Spielberger Cassetta has taken this largely unknown story and written Homeward Bound: An Orphan Train Journey, now in its world premiere production at The Tabard Theatre Company, where she is also founder and artistic director.

Please link to my full review is on Talkin' Broadway: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/sanjose/sj5.html.

Rating: 3 E's

The Tabard Theatre Company’s Homeward Bound: An Orphan Train Journey continues at Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 North San Pedro Street, San Jose through October 11, 2015.  Tickets are available at http://www.tabardtheatre.org/tickets.html or by calling 408-679-2330.

Photo: Edmond Kwong, ImageWurx
 

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