Here I’m Hank is the story of a Prussian immigrant, Heinrich Ketelsen, and his mother, Lena Christiansen. It begins in Husum, Schleswig-Holstein in 1860. Their story is representative of Prussian and German immigration to Iowa in the mid- to late 1880s. It is factually based and offers a wider political view of events while engaging the audience in personal narrative. The play includes many of the songs that were integral to the experience and are beautifully performed by the cast.
The play is offered in conjunction with the German Iowa and Global Midwest exhibit and is free to attend.
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