Live Music

On the Porch with The Lavens

When: Sat., June 10, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 11, 2:30 p.m. 2017

In previous years, AtticRep has offered a partial remedy to theatrical provincialism by importing troupes from Austria, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland. This year, AtticRep’s third International Fest of Theatre offers productions from India, the United States and Mexico. On June 10 and 11, the stage at the Tobin will become a family’s porch, given over to On the Porch with the Lavens, a musical history of a talented singing clan, from its origins in Holland to success in the United States. “Rachel Laven was a student of mine at Trinity University,” Prestigiacomo, who directs the production, recalls. Performing their own blues, folk, and country songs, Andreas and Jana Laven and children, Rachel and Niko, will recount some of the challenges the family has faced and overcome. “They are,” says Prestigiacomo, “a positive story of immigration.”

Price: $23-$28