Lily has planned a spectacular summer at Rockaway Beach at her family’s cozy house on the Atlantic Ocean. But by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone’s lives. Based on Patricia Reilly Giff’s moving novel, ArtsPower’s play explores what happens when people are brave enough to forge new relationships and follow their heart.
Grades: 3 - 8
Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Family Relationships, Historical, Literature-Based, Values-Based
The “Lily’s Crossing” performers and stage manager have been delightful to work with. Our audiences are absolutely rapt. The actors have been wonderfully accommodating!
Everyone loved “Lily’s Crossing,” students and teachers. The actors were terrific! Now, our students want the book and we’re going to write it into our 8th grade curriculum map for World War II.
The performance of “Lily’s Crossing” was superb. I cried both times I watched it. The background music really enhanced the emotion of the production.
How wonderful to see the characters I had dreamed about, worried about, and written about in “Lily’s Crossing” on the stage. I watched audiences of children as entranced by the ArtsPower play as I was. I thank everyone at ArtsPower with full heart and wish them twenty-times-twenty years more to captivate all of us.
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