Immigrant Stew at the Chat 'n' Chew

IMMIGRANT STEW AT THE CHAT ‘n’ CHEW is humorous, touching, and quite timely as we welcome immigrants into the rural Midwest. Cathy Schmidt-McGillicutty, played by Monica Leo, is the proprietress of the local cafe, the Chat ‘N’ Chew. She’s upset because her daughter wants to marry a member of a Mexican immigrant family. She confronts her prejudice as flashbacks play out scenes from her own family history. The flashbacks are performed by older children or adults from your community to an accompaniment of music by Ron Hillis.

Curriculum Connections:


  • Social Studies
  • History
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music