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Ellis Island (June 2024)

Winner of the prestigious Moss Hart Award at the New England Theatre Conference in 1996, Cheryl Kemeny’s “Ellis Island” is a perennial favorite at Crystal Theatre…recently expanded and revised to include mainly adults! The heart-rending & inspiring journey of immigrants from across the planet - Italy, Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, and the West Indies - are brought to life with a rousing & tuneful score. Once arrived in the “promised land”, the immigrants must run the gauntlet of immigration officers who determine their fitness for entry into the United States. Gender roles, immigration reform, and political asylum are poignantly explored as hope, hardship, and humanity unfold on the hallowed “Island of Hope”. Experience the joys and sorrows of our ancestors in this emotional saga (part one of a series - the third installment, “Whistleville”, was presented last August). Adults play the adults, kids play the kids, and families are encouraged! 

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