The House on Mango Street
This funny and touching one-woman play follows a young Latino girl growing up in a Chicago barrio.
- Oct. 8 - 10, 2004
- Theater Lab
- 1 hour
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Esperanza Cordero and her family didn't always live on Mango Street. She can't remember all the houses they’ve moved from, but as a teenage Mexican-American girl growing up in a run-down section of Chicago, she definitely doesn't want to be there now. Told through a series of eloquent vignettes, this one-person play, based on Sandra Cisneros's "deeply moving" (The New York Times) coming-of-age novel, follows Esperanza as she observes the alternately heartbreaking and joyous moments of her childhood: a cold rice sandwich, a mean-spirited boy, a beautiful sky, a friend in trouble. As the poet inside her begins to emerge, Esperanza dreams of a home of her own—far, far away from Mango Street. Adapted and directed by Elise Theron, The House on Mango Street is part of American Place Theatre's Literature to Life® series.
Recommended for ages nine and up.