Monday, January 22, 2018
St. Louis Bosnians

Metro Theater Company Presents: New Kid

A play that speaks to the rich diversity of our communities

The play tells the story of Nick and his family, immigrants to the U.S. When he arrives at school the first day, his hopes of making new friends is dashed. The kids in his school make fun of Nick’s clothes, his lunch, and his confusion about almost everything. One boy bullies him relentlessly. Worst of all, Nick doesn’t speak the language. Nick’s mother urges him to keep at it, but she, too, is struggling with assimilation in this place that feels so far from home.

Dennis Foon’s script provides a clever twist that gets the audience on Nick’s side right off the bat: Nick and his family speak English, while the “American” kids speak an invented language. As Nick gradually learns the language, we do, too. More importantly, he earns the respect and friendship of someone who values his cultural differences.

WHEN: Sunday, October 13 at 2:00pm

WHERE: Grbic Banquet Center




50 minutes


Adults, families, young people age 5 and up



About The Author


The St. Louis Bosnian is an online database of Bosnian community in St. Louis. The purpose is to document and preserve existence of the Bosnian immigrant community in metropolitan St. Louis area. Through published books, articles, interviews, researches, videos, photos as well as speaker series, seminars, workshops and educational classes. We hope to leave the legacy of our community to the future generations.

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