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Yearning to Breathe Free
Small Cast (Touring) Play for Theatres, Schools

An Adventure in Island Paradise

Small Cast Children's Plays - Yearning to Breathe Free

Yearning to Breathe Free

Cast: 3 (1M, 2F), expandable, adults
Time: about 45-50 minutes
Audience: Intermediate-upper, families
Companion play: Island Son

A young man facing turmoil on a beautiful Caribbean island, goes to America and gets a deeper understanding of the American dream.

 

Small Cast Children's Plays - Yearning to Breathe Free

Yearning to Breathe Free

Cast: 3 (1M, 2F), expandable, adults
Time: about 45-50 minutes
Audience: Intermediate-upper, families
Companion play: Island Son

A young man facing turmoil on a beautiful Caribbean island, goes to America and gets a deeper understanding of the American dream.

Caribbean Adventure for Young Audiences
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ArtReach Touring Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Yearning to Breathe Free is the story of a young man who has grown up on a beautiful Caribbean island. Faced with political turmoil at home, Rafael sets sail for America where he meets a wonderful new friend, Violet.

Rafael Arrives in New York City
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Rafael meets many people from other countries in New York!

Violet shares her adventures as a long-ago immigrant from Europe and together they find similarities in their experiences. From her Rafael gains a deeper understanding of the American dream.


Yearning to Breathe Free has a Companion Play!
Yearning to Breathe Free is a companion play to Island Son. It may be performed alone or after a performance of Island Son to give the stories length and depth. Together these plays create a deeply moving theatrical experience.


ArtReach's 'Yearning to Breathe Free' tells the touching story of a young Caribbean man who journeys to America in search of freedom and the American Dream.  Young Audiences will learn of the history of Ellis Island while coming to understand the issues of today's immigrants.  The exotic character of Junkanoo follows Rafael on his journey, symbolizing the spirit of his ancestors.  The play concludes with Rafael's return to his island with understanding, resolve and strength to help bring peace to his people.


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