Forty-two students will perform in Our Lady of Fatima School's drama production of Ellis Island this weekend.

Set in 1907, Ellis Island tracks the lives of several immigrant families and individuals as they trek to America, some escaping from tyranny, through storm and illness, in search of the American dream of liberty and prosperity.

The visions and anxieties of characters — including Irish revolutionaries, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian and West Indian families, a Russian anarchist and Jewish ballerina escaping pogroms — are interwoven to climax in a double-wedding presided over by Commissioner Watchorn at the Ellis Island kissing post.

The show is directed by Joe Santaniello.

Performances will take place in the school gym at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

Our Lady of Fatima School is at 225 Danbury Road. For more information, visit www.olfcatholic.org