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Told with humor and with important resonances to today, The Immigrant is the biographical story of the author's grandfather, a young Jew who fled the pogroms of Czarist Russia in 1909 and pushed his banana cart into the tiny Baptist community of Hamilton, Texas. Given shelter by a childless older couple, he sent for his wife, raised a family, and made this town his home. A true story of parents and children, newcomers and natives, Christians and Jews, and the realization of the American Dream.
"...A buoyant, heartbreaking achievement... The Immigrant speaks to what it is to be an American." - Denver Post
About Simon Levy
SIMON LEVY has been the Producing Director of the Fountain Theatre since 1993. The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle honored him with the Milton Katselas Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing; and he has been nominated for the Zelda Fichandler Award in Directing. His current production at the Fountain Theatre is Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, which has been extended until May 2018 and is Critic’s Choice in the Los Angeles Times.