ELLIS ISLAND: GATEWAY TO AMERICA

(This production is wonderful for all ages and spans the years of 1903-1963.)

Pushcart Players offers a spirited salute to 20th century America in song, dance and story. 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, and the precious legacy of freedom and democracy in America.

Please enjoy full access to these materials for a limited time, while many students are continuing their studies from home:

Ellis Island: Gateway To America Study Guide

CLICK HERE for the full video recording of Ellis Island: Gateway to America

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