Chicago Children's Theatre presents Esperanza Rising, based on the book by Pam Muñoz Ryan, adapted by Lynne Alvarez, and directed by Henry Godinez.
Esperanza Rising is the story of a wealthy Mexican girl whose privileged existence is shattered when tragedy strikes, and she and her mother must flee to California. Forced to work in a migrant labor camp, Esperanza must learn to rise above her difficult circumstances and discover what she's truly made of. Set in the turbulent 1930's, and based on the popular book by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising is a poetic tale of a young girl's triumph over adversity.
Part of the Latino Theatre Festival.