Pima Theatre presents
THE ASTRONAUT FARMWORKER
Based on the true story of the humble beginnings of astronaut
By José Cruz González
Directed by Mickey Nugent
Sept. 20 – Oct. 1, 2017
Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m.
Scout Theatre Night Adventure is Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
The event includes discounted tickets to
THE ASTRONAUT FARMWORKER. After the play, scouts can
meet playwright José Cruz González, take a peek at the backstage area and learn about the sets, costumes, lighting and acting processes during the onstage Q&A session with the writer, cast and director.
"Every little girl and boy should have big dreams. If a young migrant farmworker can tell his father that someday he will learn to fly, be an astronaut and touch the stars in the sky; then the message to our audience is to believe anything is possible. Listen to your heart and reach for the stars!" - Mickey Nugent
This is one family's story of determination and destiny, and a boy who sets out to achieve the impossible. Pepito is the son migrant farmworkers who travel back and forth between California and Mexico each year to earn a living. He struggles in school because he had difficulty understanding English. Always moving to different schools made it hard to make friends. Then one day Pepito watched the Apollo 11 land on the moon and he decided that he wanted to be an astronaut.
Meet the playwright José Cruz González after the Sat., Sept. 23, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances.
A limited number of seats are still available for the 10 a.m. school matinee performances on Sept. 27. Call 206-6986 for reservations. Tickets $5.
A Teacher Guide is available.
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