Suitcase Stories captivate at the Palace Theatre

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Rodrigue Kalambayi, Suzanne Paquin, Thi Thi Aye, Mahboba Akhtarzadah, Ageth Okeny, Molly Short Carr, and Al Abrash AbdulwakilThe annual Suitcase Stories performance at Palace Theater on September 30 played to a full house, in a benefit for the International Institute of New England (IINE).

Suitcase Stories® is a traveling live performance series that features foreign and U.S.-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories. The format of storytelling in a theatrical setting is especially suited to these powerful tales of real-life experience.

Proceeds from the performances help support refugees and immigrants participating in IINE’s resettlement, education, employment, and citizenship programs. The Suitcase Stories® series provides a way for a community to dig beneath the headlines, exposes audiences to the complexity of immigration issues, and directly impacts life-changing refugee services.