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Ellis: Island of Dreams

Gunter Theatre

For countless immigrants between the years of 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island represented hope and prosperity. People left everything to move to America in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones. For some, dreams came true. For others, life in a new place where everyone speaks a different language was extremely difficult.

Ellis: Island of Dreams follows the story of immigrant families traveling long distances in search of the ever-elusive American Dream. It follows their trials, joys, heartbreaks and triumphs. And most importantly, it reestablishes the understanding that we are truly a nation of immigrants.

Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Performing Arts, World Cultures

Grades: 4-8

Production by Virginia Repertory Theatre

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