Event Information
The Anthropologists Presents
Give Us Bread: The Food Riot Project
Friday, June 05, 2009 through Sunday, June 21, 2009

Food prices shot up overnight. Starvation threatened families from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to the Lower East Side to the Bronx. The city did nothing. A group of women came together to demand action. Boycotts accelerated into riots. The year was 1917.

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

America has provided the chance for freedom and new life to the immigrants of Orchard Street in New York City. Yet fear moves through the community as food prices begin to rise. When it becomes impossible for a group of "everyday housewives" to feed their families, they must unite, because standing together, no matter how terrified you are, is more important than suffering alone. Using original text and source materials, Give Us Bread tells the remarkable stories of immigrant women, who provide a lens with which to examine today.

Each performance is accompanied by a special event as part of The Food Riot Project! Please check www.theanthropologists.org for the complete schedule. All events occur post-performance with the exception of Friday, June 19th - join us at 7:30PM for "Clean Your Plate!" for samples from local restaurants! FREE with your ticket to the show!

Conceived by: The Anthropologists
Written & Directed by: Melissa Fendell Moschitto

Featuring performances by:
Jean Goto, Jennifer Griffee, Jennifer Moses, Shayna Padovano, Katy Rubin, Sonja Sweeney

Stage Management: Brandi Klein
Lighting Design: Andrew J. Merkel
Scenic Design: Maggie Pilat
Costume & Props Design: Alexandra Rubin
Dramaturg: Louise Gough
Press Representative: Marcy Clark
Producer: The Anthropologists & Diane Alianiello

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.