Dijana Groth | St. Louis Public Radio

Dijana Groth

Dijana Groth

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: When the Avalon Theatre Company announced auditions for its spring production of "Little Bosnia," excitement buzzed in the St. Louis Bosnian community. Four actors from the former Yugoslavia were chosen, some performing for the first time. They jumped at the chance to interpret a familiar story, one they've often encountered in their community and lives.

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Donna Korando | Beacon archives

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Among the many Bosnian immigrant communities scattered throughout the country, St. Louis is affectionately referred to as Little Bosnia. The St. Louis south side neighborhoods are lined with coffee shops, bakeries and other businesses reminiscent of the native land where the estimated 50,000 Bosnian immigrants, now in St. Louis, once lived. Inspired by this community, the Avalon Theater Company presents the world premiere of a play fittingly titled "Little Bosnia" on April 10-20.