2016. Alma and her daughter, Angel, made wishes long ago, among them good health, carne asada, and perfect SAT scores to earn a spot at UC Davis. However, Angel, now 17 and on the eve of that important test, has a different vision of the future. With Alma, the winner of the National Latinx Playwriting Award, Benjamin Benne has crafted a poetic and humorous warm embrace asking the question: Who does the American Dream belong to?
Two student matinees are scheduled for Wednesday. March 1 and Thursday, March 16. Please contact Kortney Adams Director of Education and Community Initiatives at email@example.com for more information
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“Benne knows how to serve up the sweet, the savory and the bitter, blending the flavors of real family life well to give us a full meal, depicting the bond of love under duress.”— New Haven Review
“...the story of immigrants everywhere: how to raise a child with a foot in two cultures – when to insist that parental views represent the best interests of their offspring – and when to let go.”— Splash Magazines
“a powerful and moving experience”— Kent Reporter
- Benjamin Benne Playwright
- Elena Velasco Director
- Erik D. Diaz Scenic Designer
- Kiara Escalera Costume Designer & Wardrobe Supervisor
- Andrea Sofia Sala Lighting Designer
- Brendan F. Doyle Sound Designer
- Jennifer Butler Properties Artisan
- Cristhian Mancinas-García Dialect Coach
- Angie Jepson Choreographer
- Kai Bohlman Sound Engineer
- Zowie Rico Community Connectivity Dramaturg
- Jenna Worden* Stage Manager
- Deirdre Benson* Stage Manager
- Geena M. Forristall* Stage Manager
- Melissa Smith Assistant Stage Manager
- Laurel Stenzler Sub Assistant Stage Manager
- Lee Mikeska Gardner* Assistant Stage Manager