Bella, An Immigrants Tale: A Benefit for Ukrainian Refugees

Date: March 20, 2022 — March 20, 2022
Days & Times:

Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm
Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Price: $Tickets are complimentary with a cash or check donation at the door

Written & performed by Vicki Summers


When the world is fraught and you feel helpless, sometimes sitting in a room together and sharing a story becomes action. Cape Rep Theatre presents Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale, written and performed by Vicki Summers, a fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees.

100 years ago, Bella Indianer escaped the pogroms of Russia, from what is present-day Ukraine, and emigrated to America to start anew. A refugee’s story of resilience, courage and the work of making a new life in a new place, this one-woman show is written and performed by Bella’s grand-daughter, Vicki Summers.

Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale was developed in Art Devine’s Playwriting for Performance class in Cape Rep’s Theatrelab and received it’s debut at Cape Rep in 2017.

All proceeds to benefit the efforts of UNICEF in Ukraine.



Vicki Summers has performed with Cape Rep Theatre since 1986 when the theater was first established. Her favorite roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Mrs. Roby in Xingu and Other Stories (with Julie Harris), Vera in Indecent, Molly in Molly Sweeney, Louisa in Nine, Margie in Good People, Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Nina, Wanda and Meg in Durang-Durang, Elsa in The Road to Mecca, and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. 

In Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale, Vicki brings to life her beloved grandmother’s amazing journey. She is excited to perform her play again at Cape Rep Theatre where it was originally developed and produced in 2017. Her current goal is to continue touring her play, with a mission not only to tell her grandmother’s amazing story, but to encourage us all to learn and record our own precious family stories before they are lost in time. 
Vicki is extremely grateful to the audience for their donations today to help Ukrainian children and families.
For more information, please visit Vicki’s website at:

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