Like many San Diegans, Carmen and her family moved from Mexico for a better life. But unlike her classmates, Carmen speaks neither English or Spanish: she speaks Mixtec, a language of the indigenous people of Oaxaca. Frustrated and confused, Carmen must become the heroine of her own story, embracing her heritage while learning to make a home in a whole new world.
Gary Rue, composer
Originally produced by La Jolla Playhouse
Run Time: 60 minutes (Can be cut for competition)
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
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My Grandmother's Music