• April 17th, 7:30pm (Wed)
  • April 18th, 7:30pm (Thurs)
  • April 19th, 7:30pm (Fri)
  • April 20th, 7:30pm (Sat)

The Performance

Image of Dr. Merdinger Image of Leah Stupniker

A Handful Of Leaves: Immigrant Stories is a devised theater piece, directed by Kevin Marshall, based on selections from the holdings of the UF Price Judaica Library. The production focuses on the incredible stories of Dr. Emanuel Merdinger and Leah Stupniker, and will explore moments in the lives of these individuals, based on their memoirs and journals.

The show was created to highlight the importance of personal artifacts, and to connect potential donors of these artifacts with the library system at the University of Florida. We attempt to use these stories to illustrate their importance in understanding the history and experience of immigration to the United States.

University of Florida Collaborators

The Digital Worlds Institute
The School of Theater + Dance
The Smathers Libraries & The Isser & Rae Price Judaica Library
The Center for Arts & Public Policy
The Center for the Humanities in the Public Sphere