STAND! Directed by Robert Adetuyi | In Theaters Only December 1
Style Magazine Newswire | 11/19/2020, 10:46 a.m.
In Theaters Only on December 1, 2020
Directed by: Robert Adetuyi (Stomp The Yard, Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack)
An immigrant Romeo & Juliet battle for love and a better life during a time of social upheaval, the musical is set against the true story of the general worker strikes of 1919.
"Stand tells the important story of the power of collective action. Workers should see this film to learn not only about labor history but the important value of fighting for our rights and greater justice."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Stefan and his father Mike fled Ukraine for the New World, where they struggle to earn enough to reunite the family. Stefan is instantly smitten with the Jewish suffragette neighbour, Rebecca – but Rebecca’s brother Moishe and Mike oppose the would-be Romeo and Juliet. Returned soldiers, angry at the lack of jobs after the war, violently threaten the city’s immigrants, including Emma, the refugee from racist violence in Oklahoma. When a movement develops for workers to leave their jobs in protest, AJ Anderson, a wealthy lawyer, pits all against each other in a dramatic and inspirational final stand
Music, Lyrics and Score: Danny Schur (Made In Winnipeg: The Terry Sawchuk Origin Story
Featuring Lisa Bell’s show-stopping performance of the protest song Stand!
Marshall Williams (“Glee”, “How to Build a Better Boy”)
Laura Wiggins (“Shameless”, 20th Century Women)
Lisa Bell (No Time Like Christmas, “Canadian Idol”)
Gregg Henry (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Scandal”)
Erik Athavale (Fractured, Breakthrough)
Paul Essiembre (“Covert Affairs”, “Silver Surfer”)
Hayley Sales (Deadpool 2, “The Good Doctor”)
Tickets and a list of participating theater locations will be available at www.FathomEvents.com