1954. On the eve of the closing of Ellis Island, two teenagers sneak inside to see for themselves the place their parents entered the United States. Through the stories of the janitor who, from his time as an inspector on the island, the teenagers are drawn into the past and join an ensemble of people from all nationalities and backgrounds: each on the path of their "pursuit of happiness." A timely piece, celebrating America as a country of immigrants.
A 45 minute play production suitable for middle school years and up.
Flexible ensemble cast of 14-40 players.
Purchase of this script entitles the buyer to unlimited use in the classroom and licensing one public, non-for-profit performance.
Written by Nora Louise Syran
Music accompaniment with ukulele, guitar and flute encouraged.
Costume and hair style ideas: https://www.pinterest.fr/frogonalogplays/ellis-island-play/