Esperanza Rising

Written by Lynne Alvarez

Based on the book by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Directed by Lisa Portes (assisted by Siri Collins)

Musical direction by Mark Elliott

The Theatre School at DePaul University – Chicago Playworks

October 8 – November 14, 2015

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Esperanza loves fancy dresses, pretty dolls, and birthday parties, but when tragedy hits her home in beautiful Mexico, she is forced to flee to the United States where things are very different for her. Facing new challenges, Esperanza learns to take care of herself and her family. In the process, she discovers her own power to create a new home. ​

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