Touring Productions

Now Booking for 2017-2018!

Help Wanted

Written and Directed By Virginia McFerran
Appropriate for High School to College Audiences

Meat Patties Help WantedThis one-act play tells the story of impoverished immigrants who come to Minnesota to seek a better life and to help their family in Mexico. Three actors playing multiple roles present scenes depicting life in Mexico, a dangerous border crossing, unionizing efforts, detention by the INS, and demonstrations in support of the hotel workers. This satirical piece demonstrates the plight of workers whose labor is needed in Minnesota, but who risk harsh treatment and inequities when trying to fill this need. Teachers can’t say enough about Help Wanted! Learn why this is our most popular touring piece:

“Last night’s performance was definitely very informative and thought-provoking.” -Susan Blancoigles

“The work that Teatro does is so vital and so engaging. My students had a great time, and we continued a discussion of the issues raised once we returned to class.” -Ebony Adams

The story of Help Wanted is based on real events.

 

The Adventures of Juan

Written by Elle Toni and Anna Kunin
Appropriate for Pre-Kindergarten to Elementary School Audiences

Juan&Grandmother

This puppet show tells the story of a young boy who is ashamed of his Chicano heritage. One day, while watching over his grandmother’s corn, he embarks on a journey to save the garden with mythical figures from North and Central America, like Paul Bunyan and Quetzalcoatl. With the help of these figures, he learns a greater appreciation for his culture.

 

To book a show, residency or ask general questions about our educational programs, please contact Suzanne at 651-224-8806 or suzanne@teatrodelpueblo.org