How Many Bushels Am I Worth?

How Many Bushels Am I Worth?

January 9 at 7:30 pm
January 10 at 10:30 am
January 11 at 7:30 pm
January 12 at 2 pm

AS220 Black Box Theatre
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903


This original play, making its Providence debut, captures a Kiev family’s agonizing decision in 1976 to flee the Soviet Union for the United States. Based on the life of playwright Bena Shklyanoy, “How Many Bushels Am I Worth?” marks close to five decades of Soviet-Jewish immigration to America.

The event, which opened in 2018 to critical acclaim in Chicago, is produced by and FirstHand Theatrical, a Rhode Island-based theater company. A companion piece “And Then What?” had a Providence run in 2017.