By Lynne Alvarez
Adapted from the book by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Runtime: 90 min.
Cast: 13 actors
Commissioned and produced by Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis.
Esperanza, born to enormous wealth and privilege in 1930’s Mexico, has little to worry about – until a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and her mother to flee. Across the border in a migrant labor camp, Esperanza discovers what she’s truly made of, and what she can’t live without: hope.
Take a look at the script here: ESPERANZA RISING perusal copy (sample)