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Living Voices: “The New American”


About the event

Young woman facing Statue of Liberty


“The New American” follows an immigrant’s journey from the turmoil of the old country to the promise of America in 1912. It tells the story of one Irish woman as she endures the storms of a transatlantic steamship voyage, the chaos and indignities of immigrant processing at Ellis Island, and the hazardous working conditions of a Manhattan sweatshop. As she faces the prospect of US citizenship, the audience learns what American liberty and opportunity mean to people around the world.

Living Voices is an educational theatre company that combines dynamic performance with archival photos and film to bring life to history.

Adults: $10
Seniors: $8
Non-WSU Students/Youth: $5
WSU Students with ID: FREE
Group rate (8 or more): $6

Tickets may be purchased in advance at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at, by phone at 800-325-SEAT (800-325-7328), and at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office (open Mon-Fri 10-2; closes for university breaks and holidays). Convenience charges apply to advance sales at all locations except Beasley. The Daggy Hall box office will open 2 hours before the performance for will-call and ticket sales (subject to availability).

Free tickets for WSU students may be picked up in advance only at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office with valid ID.


WSU Performing Arts
(509) 335-8522