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ALMA

May 06 – May 22 2022

by Benjamin Benne

Preview: May 5th, Opening Night: May 6th

Working mom Alma has singlehandedly raised her daughter, Angel, on tough love, home-cooked comida and lots of prayers. But on the eve of the all-important SAT, Alma discovers her daughter isn’t at home studying. A schooling and la chancla await Angel at home—but so does a creeping realization that more’s at stake than just a test score. A sacrifice from Alma’s past weighs heavy on their present; now, Alma fears that her worst nightmare may soon be their reality. Will the American Dream cost them a life together? 

VIEW THE PROGRAM

 

Winner, 2019 National Latinx Playwriting Award 

Winner, 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award 

 

How to see this show in-person or online

  • Tickets are offered at 4 price levels, starting at $15.
  • This show runs about 90 minutes with no intermission.
  • Masks will be required for everyone over the age of 2 years old; proof of vaccine or a negative test for everyone 5 and above.
  • A professionally filmed version will be available to stream for online ticket holders approximately two weeks after Opening Night.

Working mom Alma has singlehandedly raised her daughter, Angel, on tough love, home-cooked comida and lots of prayers. But on the eve of the all-important SAT, Alma discovers her daughter isn’t at home studying. A schooling and la chancla await Angel at home—but so does a creeping realization that more’s at stake than just a test score. A sacrifice from Alma’s past weighs heavy on their present; now, Alma fears that her worst nightmare may soon be their reality. Will the American Dream cost them a life together? 

 

Winner, 2019 National Latinx Playwriting Award 

Winner, 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award 

CAST

Yolanda Suarez – Alma

Leah Sainz-Jones – Angel

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Sophie Franco – Director

Emily Grierson – Stage Manager

Parmida Ziaei – Scenic Designer

Casey Price – Lighting Designer

Andi Villegas – Sound Designer

Zoé Tziotis Shields – Costume Designer

Properties Master – Bella Rivera

Antonieta Carpio – Dialogue Coach and Dramaturg