Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Pushcart Players Present "Ellis Island: Gateway to America"—VIRTUALLY





"Ellis Island:

Gateway to America"


Pushcart Players' signature musical

is now available VIRTUALLY



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 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

finish in Washington D.C. during the early 1960s 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.




"ELLIS ISLAND: Gateway to America" can be presented in your school or theater through a protected link from Pushcart. The production is available to be viewed at your convenience!


Pushcart Players


Paul Whelihan - Producing Artistic Director



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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 individual contributors.