Arts | Theater
Miracle Theatre: Guapa
525 SE Stark Street
March 21-April 13
Miracle Theatre, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization, presents "Guapa." Single-mom Roly lives in a dusty Texas border town that everyone longs to escape. She’s never seen anything like Guapa, a natural-born athlete with a fiery ambition to become an international soccer star. When Guapa joins Roly’s family, everyone’s life is turned upside down. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from the barrio, how will Guapa convince the non-believers to let go of their doubts, spread their wings and fly?
Presented in English with a peppering of Spanish and Quechua
ADMISSION: $15 (preview) - $30; discounts for students, seniors, groups of 15+ and advance purchases
Tickets can be purchased from www.milagro.org or 503-236-7253
• Sunday, March 24: Post-play conversation with Jorge Huerta, Professor Emeritus of Theatre & Dance at the University of California, San Diego, the nation’s leading expert in the field of Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o theatre. He is the author of the landmark books Chicano Theatre: Themes and Forms and Chicano Drama: Performance, Society, and Myth. He has directed in theatres across the country and has lectured and conducted workshops throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Western Europe. In 2008 Huerta was recognized as a “Distinguished Scholar” by the American Society for Theatre Research.
• Saturday, April 6: “Fancy Futbol Footwork” - A free soccer clinic for the whole family featuring players from the Portland Thorns professional women’s soccer team 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at El Centro Milagro (537 SE Stark St., Portland). Advance registration required; call 503-236-7253