Take a tour of the exhibition Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage with curator Matthew Wittmann. Then head over to the Harvard Film Archive for a screening of Street Scene (1931) introduced by Wittmann.

Exhibition Tour, Houghton Library, 6:00-6:45 PM
Much of the richness and vitality of the performing arts in the United States derives from creative talent originating elsewhere. Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage explores how successive waves of immigration transformed the American stage, highlighting the virtuosity and resilience of a diverse group of actors, artists, and entertainers from the colonial era to the present day.

Film Screening, Harvard Film Archive, 7:00 PM
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Street Scene chronicles 24 hours in a multicultural Hell's Kitchen tenement and the tragic consequences of a secret affair.

Film screening admission (cash only): $9 regular admission, $7 non-Harvard students, Harvard faculty and staff, and seniors. Free for Harvard students.

Co-sponsored by Houghton Library and the Harvard Film Archive.

  • Film and Visual Studies
  • Theater, Dance, and Media