Soundtrack to Immigration: An Evening of Music from Adapt!

6 Apr 2017
The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia


Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Steven Rishard, Campbell O’Hare, Keith Conallen, and Sarah Gliko in Adapt! at The Wilma Theater, written and directed by Blanka Zizka. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

The Wilma Theater, in partnership with Intercultural Journeys and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Pennsylvania (HIAS), presents an evening of music from the world premiere of the play Adapt!.

This event is free and open to the public. A donation of $10 is suggested at the door, with proceeds benefitting HIAS Pennsylvania.

Adapt!, the first play written by the Wilma’s artistic director Blanka Zizka, tells the story of 22-year old Lenka, who has spent a year in a refugee camp in Germany after escaping from communist Czechoslovakia. Drawing on Zizka’s personal experiences as a Czech émigré to the US in the 1970s, the play touches upon themes of identity and exile, the idealism of youth, and the compromises of adulthood.