Oct. 12, 14: Theatre company enlivens stories of immigration, gold rush

Klondike Living Voices at WSU Performing Arts Theatre PULLMAN, Wash. – Living Voices, an educational theatre company that uses archival film and photos as the backdrop to dynamic storytelling, will present two programs in Washington State University’s Jones Theatre in October.

The first program, “The New American” explores a 15-year-old Irish girl’s journey to the United States in 1910 and the challenges of American life for new immigrants near the turn of the century. It will be presented 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

The second, “Klondike: The Last Adventure,” is set amid the depression of the 1890s and follows a young woman whose dreams of riches and a better life lead her to join a worldwide stampede for Alaskan gold. It will be presented 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

Scene from "Klondike" by Living Voices at Jones Theatre Oct. 14
Scene from “Klondike” by Living Voices at Jones Theatre, Oct. 14.

Seamlessly integrating live performance with fascinating images and realistic sound effects, each Living Voices program demonstrates how America looked, sounded and felt during significant periods in its history.

Reserved seating for each program costs $10 adults, $8 seniors (ages 60 and up), and $5 non-WSU students and youth. WSU student admission is free with valid ID. A discounted rate of $6 per person is available to groups of eight or more.

Tickets are on sale through TicketsWest.com, at 800-325-SEAT, and at WSU’s Beasley. Advance tickets are subject to convenience charges unless purchased at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office. Daggy Hall box office opens for ticket sales and will-call two hours before each performance.

Both shows will feature Rachael McClinton, cofounder and artistic director of Living Voices, as the presenter-performer. For each program, she will perform as a composite character based on real people and events. Living Voices was recently awarded the 2017 Washington Governor’s Award for Arts in Education.

Both programs are presented by WSU Performing Arts with support from the Residence Inn by Marriott Pullman and the Courtyard by Marriott Pullman.



  • Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts, 509/335-8522, gsiegel@wsu.edu