Esperanza Rising

By Pam Munoz Ryan, adapted by Lynne Alvarez

Directed by Roseann Sheridan

A young Mexican girl born of privilege during the Great Depression experiences the life of a migrant worker when her father dies and she is separated from her mother. This story of hope centers around the true meaning of home and family.

Produced by Children's Theater of Madison at Overture Center, Playhouse Theater

Performances: April 4-20, 2008

Performance Times: Thursdays and Fridays @ 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 7:30pm, Sundays @ 2pm

Ticket Prices: $18-$28

Call 608-258-4141 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held Sunday February 3 from 2-6pm and Tuesday February 5 from 5-9pm. Sign up for a 15-minute audition slot online at  Audition pieces available online; memorization preferred but not required. Speaking roles are available for all ages from 8yrs old to 50 yrs. old. Named roles: 12 (7 female, 5 male). Central character is 12 yr. old girl. Hispanic youth and adults, and actors who can speak some Spanish are especially encouraged to audition. This is a beautiful play and promises to be a truly memorable experience for all involved. Production also calls for a 3-member mariachi band!