My Antonia

Opened Feb 19, 2010
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Illusion Theater presents world premiere of Willa Cather's My Antonia, adapted by Allison Moore. In 1918, Willa Cather made the gutsy choice to write about the 1880's European immigrants who came here to make their American dreams come true. They endured bitter winters and struggled to make things grow in the hard scrabble soil of the windswept Nebraska prairie. Allison Moore's new adaptation is told through the memories of narrator Jim Burden, who after twenty years of living in the East returns to his small prairie town to see Antonia, the Czech immigrant girl who shaped his understanding of life. The story is wrapped up in an environment of the changing prairie created by the actors, set, and sound.

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