The Latehomecomer - Nov. 3

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Prime Performance - Thursday, November 4 at 7:30pm

Directed by Elise Thoron, this Literature to Life verbatim stage adaptation of the book of the same name starts as author Kao Kalia Yang is born in the Ban Vinai Refugee camp in Thailand and eventually arrives in the United States.  The story follows her journey from a quiet, reticent student struggling to speak English while facing racial discrimination to a self-empowered young woman claiming her voice to tell the untold story of her people.

This performance is part of a project Celebrating Hmong Culture Through the Arts which also includes a Paj ntaub display and a screening of Being Hmong Means Being Free.

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  • Advance tickets: $15 general public / $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
  • Day of show tickets: $20 general public / $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
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Presented in collaboration with the NYS Writers InstituteLiterature to Life's production of The Latehomecomer is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.   Funding support also provided by the University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and the Alumni Association through the Grandma Moses Fund.