Virtual Assembly

Ellis Island: Gateway to America

A spirited salute to 20th century America in song, dance and story. 

VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY: Pushcart will provide a study guide connected to a video of our production of ELLIS ISLAND: GATEWAY TO AMERICA.

Available Throughout 2021-2022
(Ideal for Grades K thru 6)

This uplifting production takes a loving look at a small group of immigrants who came to this country in 1903 seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life for themselves and future generations. The immigrants in our play provide a symbolic representation of the many émigrés from a multitude of nations that have reached our shores over the years. We touch upon WWI, the Roaring ’20’s, the Great Depression, WWII, there’s a 1950’s medley, and we end in Washington D.C. during the early ’60’s with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” Prevailing themes throughout the presentation are the immigrant experience, ethnic diversity, equity, inclusion, and the precious legacy of freedom and democracy in America.

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