Class Information for Ellis Island
For Students Entering 4th - 9th grade (Before Registering, Please Update Your Child's Grade Level)
- Class and Performances takes place at the Ben Franklin Theatre 66 Bayview Ave. Norwalk, CT 06854.
- Please only park in our parking lots on Bayview Ave. and Hillside St. Enter through the theatre doors.
- NO Parking in the lot off of Flax Hill Rd. Thank you in advance.
Ellis Island written by Cheryl E. Kemeny
Learn about the immigrant experience circa 1907 as we travel with immigrants from Italy, Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden, Germany and the West Indies to journey to the “promised land”. They end up at Ellis Island, gateway to America, where they must run the gauntlet of immigration officers who determine their fitness for entry into the United States. Experience the joys and sorrows of your ancestors in this emotional saga (part one of a series).
Younger students play the children, older students the adults. With wonderful music, this award-winning large-cast show is a perennial Crystal Theatre favorite among the actors and audience!
Both Classes are Directed/taught by Abigail Gaines & author Cheryl Kemeny; assisted by Aleandrea Kemeny & Debra Poruban.