Esperanza’s father was a wealthy land owner in Mexico, but when he was killed by bandits, her scheming uncle took over their farm. Esperanza was sent across the border to California to find a place with family there. Not used to the hard life of migrant workers, Esperanza was desperately miserable. She eventually found her footing and discovered a skill at babysitting, which earned her some extra money. Though she was faced with setbacks, the young girl’s determination and blossoming spirit helped her thrive in her new home.
Lynne Alvarez, playwright
Victor Zupanc, composer
88 pgs. 7 female, 7 male +ensemble (Doubling is possible)
Produced in CTC’s 2005-2006 season
Audience Recommendation: 8+
Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes with intermission
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“Lynne Alvarez’s adaptation of Pam Munoz Ryan’s award-winning book is compelling and colorful.” –St. Paul Pioneer Press
Las Mananitas by Victor Zupanc
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