Working Classroom today announced its fall play ¡Bocón! By Lisa Loomer and directed by Rebeca Mayorga. ¡Bocón! is a bilingual fable filled with humor, magical realism & song.
This year’s show will premier at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 7, 2014 at The Paul Carpenter y Salazar Theater at 423 Atlantic SW in Albuquerque, with a total of 7 performances. The closing performance will be 3pm on Sunday, November 16, 2014.
This timely one-act tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive Central American military regime for a new life in Los Angeles. Along the way he meets up with an unusual traveling companion, La Llorona, the legendary “Weeping Woman” of Mexican and Central American mythology. La Llorona tells Miguel, “You must find your voice! Porque…who can live without a voice in this world? Without a voice, you have no story…no one knows where you come from, why you are here…without your voice, you disappear!”
Through their magical friendship, Miguel finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life. Miguel’s story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world … and to any child who is learning the many meanings of finding one’s own “voice.”
Working Classroom will host special events and community talkbacks during the run of the show.
- Talkbacks with the director, actors and community members who work with immigrant families are November 9 and 13;
- Opening Night is Compa Night, a night to engage young professionals;
- November 14 is Youth Night, hosted by SouthWest Organizing Project, and;
- November 15 is Burgers n Brew.
Working Classroom is an award-winning multi-ethnic community of student and professional artists, actors and writers with a conscious commitment to supporting new and diverse voices and visions in the arts. WC provides training for aspiring artists and actors and sponsors art and theater for and about our diverse communities.
The Working Classroom Ensemble Theater Company has received the American Association for Theatre & Education’s Ann Flagg Award for outstanding multicultural theater and the Renee Otto Castillo Award for Political Theatre.
For tickets and more information, visit www.workingclassroom.org or call Alicia Lueras Maldonado, ¡Bocón! Producer at (505) 710-1994 or Meggan Gomez, Working Classroom Theater Education Director at (505) 242-9267.
To purchase tickets call 505.242.9267 or click http://holdmyticket.com/event/185625