A young Mexican girl must flee across the border when her wealthy father is killed by bandits in the poignant drama Esperanza Rising. Taking root in California, Esperanza's previous life of fancy dresses, pretty dolls and birthday parties dissolves into the tough, daily struggle of the migrant worker. But the steely Esperanza learns to adapt in the face of hardship, finding strength and confidence in her work as a baby sitter, and a fresh resolve to take better care of herself and her family. This stirring production by the Theatre School of DePaul University will inspire parents and children alike.
This show is recommended for ages 8 and up.