Touring Productions

Now Booking for 2016!

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.

Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen

Written by Rodrigo Duarte Clark
Appropriate for Middle School to College Audiences

Rosita

Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen tells the story of an older Mexican woman facing pressure from developers and members of the community to sell her restaurant off to make way for a new shopping mall. As she prepares to close her doors, she reminisces about her restaurant and its customers, which leads her to question her initial decision to sign away her business. Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen has received exceptional recognition from both critics and audiences.

 

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.

 

Manzi

Written by José Cruz González
Appropriate for Elementary to Middle School Audiences

Manzi 1

This play is a musical theatre piece that explores the childhood of Latino icon and activist Cesar Chavez through the eyes of his older sister Rita. Manzi recounts the hardships that young Cesar faced and how these injustices shaped the man that would later co-found the United Farm Workers (UFW).

 

 

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