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Pushcart Players Present "Ellis Island: Gateway to America"—VIRTUALLY
Gateway to America"
Pushcart Players' signature musical
is now available VIRTUALLY
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 characters 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 50’s medley, and we
Washington D.C. during the early 1960s with
Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream" speech.
themes throughout the presentation are the immigrant experience, ethnic
diversity, equity, inclusion,
precious legacy of freedom and democracy in America.
Pushcart Players’ programs are made possible in part
by NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, The Geraldine R.
Dodge Foundation, Pine Tree Foundation of NY, ADP Foundation,
The Community Foundation of NJ, EJ Grassmann Trust, Hyde & Watson
Foundation, NJ Arts & Culture Recovery Fund, NJ CARES Act Fund,
NJ Economic Development Authority, PNC Bank/Lillian Schenck
Foundation, The Turrell Fund, The Whitehill Foundation, and numerous