“TOGETHER, WE RISE”
Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Piñata Woman and other Superhero Girls, Like Me
Poems of Latina women coming of age in East L.A.
By Luis Alfaro
A student-directed project
For five girls living in gritty east L.A., growing up takes place in a world where parents refuse to speak ingles, girls in magazines never resemble the girl in the mirror, and boys only want to get some other girl’s number. Told through monologues, vignettes, and poetic interludes, this play gives an honest and compelling voice to the painful, wistful, and amusing experiences of urban adolescence. This play features the distinct style of rising playwright Luis Alfaro, author of Mojada: a Medea in Los Angeles.
*Recommended for middle school age and older
November 9-10, 16-17, 2018
Student matinee performances November 13 & 15
A classic American drama
By Arthur Miller
This haunting thriller is among the most-celebrated work of one America’s master playwrights. Set in Salem Massachusetts in 1692, Arthur Miller tells the story of a close-knit religious community that is torn apart by accusations and lies. When a few girls fall ill, whispers of witchcraft ripple across Salem and neighbors turn against each other with deadly results. John Proctor, a humble farmer with his own secrets, goes to trial to defend his wife but finds himself pulled into one of America’s darkest chapters.
*Recommended for middle school age and older.
February 9-10, 15-16, 2019
Student matinees only by special request by high school teachers
Peter and the Starcatcher
A fantasy tale of the Neverland you never knew
By Rick Elice
This Tony award-winning contemporary play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan. Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, the story playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
*For all ages!
April 26-27, May 3-4, 2019
Student matinee performances, April 30 and May 2.