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In To America

April 1, 2019 Des Moines Civic Center



This remarkable drama traces the American immigrant experience from Jamestown to present day through the stories of ordinary men, women and children who departed their homelands in the hopes of creating a new life.

A diverse cast of 11 gives voice to the poignant struggles and triumphs of the waves of immigration that have shaped our country. From early immigrants traveling through Ellis Island, to the immigrants who built the Transcontinental Railroad, to the survivors of slavery’s forced migration, to contemporary stories predicated by the current refugee crisis, the narrative of immigration is both complicated and inspiring. As a result, In To America is an extraordinary story 400 years in the making that transcends time, space and race to reflect the diversity and commonalities of our shared American experience.

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Running Time 1 hour
Social Studies
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“After summer camp, she spent a lot of time developing plays with her friends. She was interested before, but now she thinks she’s a director and an actress and ... just anything.”

- Catherine, parent of second-grader Meg in Des Moines

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