Saturday, July 15; Sunday, July 30

Times: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Show begins at 5:15 p.m.

Cost: $12 General Admission; $10 Members

Stephen M. Brewer Theater in the Visitor Center at Old Sturbridge Village

Get Tickets for July 30th

The July 16th performance of Not So New New Englanders has been rescheduled to July 30, 2023. If you had tickets for July 16th, they will be accepted on July 30th.

Old Sturbridge Village invites you to enjoy a unique theatre experience! Inspired by the writing of students at Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School and Robert Brown (author of The New New Englanders), Not So New New Englanders is an educational and engaging play co-written by Jasmin Rivas, director of DEIA at Old Sturbridge Village, and Aprell May Daily, writer and Journalist for the Springfield Republican.

In this approximately 90-minute program, audience members will watch as three students go on a journey of discovering the incredible stories and experiences of underrepresented people in the History of Southbridge, Springfield, and Worcester. Through this they learn more about themselves, the community, and our society as it exists both in the past and the present. Audience members will learn about little-known historical figures, communities, and cultures in New England history through stories told by them in a unique multi-media production.

Please note: This production includes topics such as racism, slavery, and police brutality.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, there will not be an American Sign Language interpreter present as previously planned.

This program will be in the Stephen M. Brewer Theater, located in the Visitor Center at Old Sturbridge Village. Pre-registration is highly recommended. 

Special thanks to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation for funding the production and to James Connelly for his efforts in historical research and grant writing. Not So New New Englanders is directed by Jasmin Rivas.


$12 General Admission

$10 for Old Sturbridge Village Members

Purchase tickets for Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 5:15 p.m.

A map of Indigenous Territories in New England
Old Sturbridge Village is located on the Nipmuc homeland. Pictured above is a map of Indigenous territories in southern New England created by the Tribal Government of the Nipmuc Nation.




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