Two Musical Plays by Paul Dimitrius Maritsas
Keywords: Musical plays; community theater; regional memory; early twentieth century immigration (Salt Lake City); labor activism; labor agents, exploitation; making an immigrant community.
(1) A New Beginning (1980)
Keywords: Village life prior emigration; labor agents; early twentieth century immigrant life (Salt Lake City); the making of an immigrant community; intergenerational transmission of immigrant values; making of an immigrant community; making of regional memory.
(2) What a Day This Is (1988)
Keywords: Early twentieth century immigrant life (Salt Lake City); labor activism; labor agents, exploitation; courtship and marriage.
For an obituary of Paul D. Maritsas see here.
Credits: I thank Basil Katsaounis for identifying and collecting this material. Copies of both plays are in my personal archive. The musical sheets are in the possession of Paul Maritsas’s family, which we thank for making the material available to us.