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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

1 M | 4 W

Simple Set

 42 pages

Drama Character Study
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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.

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