The international theatre troupe Up With People and the 100 students from 20 countries who comprise its cast focus on bringing lessons of cultural diversity to communities across the world, including, this fall, Concord.
For Gary Guisset, the cast’s representative from Belgium, coming to Concord brings hima little bit closer to home.
“I like this more European style of the United States,” Guisset said. “There is a lot of history here, it reminds me of home.”
Watch the video above to hear about Gary’s time in Concord.
Up With People will hold four performances of the original production, Voices, in Concord and Sudbury from September 13-16.
While off stage, Guisset, along with other Up With People cast members, will be holding workshops at Alcott Elementary School, Concord Middle School and Concord-Carlisle Regional High School focusing on issues including cultural integration, diversity and anti-bullying.
“I think it’s important for every community,” Guisset said. “We are singing the samemessage here as Taiwan and the Philippines.”
Up With People will hold their first performance of Voices September 13 at 7:30 p.m.at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Tickets are available at Barrett and Company Real Estate in Concord and Lincoln and at Franco’s Trattoria in Sudbury.