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Upon A Sea of Dreams: A Journey on the Titanic

Recommended for High Schools

Upon A Sea of Dreams: A Journey on the Titanic

by Kathleen Donnelly

In a tiny third class cabin Emma dreams of a new life in America. But when the Titanic hits an iceberg, that dream becomes a nightmare.

 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 5
1 M | 4 W


Simple Set


 42 pages

Drama Character Study

It is the night of April 14, 1912. In a tiny third class cabin Emma struggles to quiet her infant brother and calm her younger sisters. The young girls think life on the Titanic is a game. They're on their way to a new life in America after all.

But the playful air changes when the ship suddenly stops moving and sirens blast. The stewardess says they're to stay in their cabins. The American boy says his deck is flooded and the ship is sinking. They have to get out now. Do the girls stay put or leave? And if they leave, how do they get past the locked gate?

An amazing character-based drama with a unique look at this infamous event.

5 Characters
1 M, 4 W
EMMA McELROY, Fifteen. [W] 157 lines
The oldest of four children of an Irish family on their way to America
MILLY McELROY, Fourteen. [W] 83 lines
Emma’s sister. Impulsive and energetic.
SARAH McELROY, Ten. [W] 40 lines
The youngest girl in the family.
MATT, Sixteen. [M] 22 lines
An American boy.
STEWARDESS, Mid-Sixties. [W] 2 lines
A gruff woman.

Prop List

Bedclothes, Pillow, Doll, Gold barrette, Life jackets, Bag, Tickets, Coat, Maid’s cap, Linens, Set of keys

Multimedia

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