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.
Young Audiences will learn of
the history of Ellis Island while coming to understand the issues of
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.
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 two-hour show