The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance to present ‘Esperanza Rising’

L to R: Madison Palomo as "Esperanza" and Genevieve Schroeder-Arce as "Isabel." Photo by Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance.

L to R: Madison Palomo as “Esperanza” and Genevieve Schroeder-Arce as “Isabel.” Photo by Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance.

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance is performing a play based on the beloved children’s story Esperanza Rising at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. Performances are running until Oct. 12.

After tragedy strikes, Esperanza, a young, privileged girl in Mexico, is forced to flee to California where she works in a migrant labor camp during the Great Depression. Esperanza must overcome adversity and find unexpected inner strength. The play is adapted from Pam Muñoz Ryan’s award-winning book.

Performance times are Oct. 5, 11-12 at 2:00 p.m. and October 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. The B. Iden Payne Theatre is located on 300 E. 23rd St. in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for UT faculty & staff, and $15 for students. They can be purchased, online at JoinTheDrama.org, at the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, at most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets or at (512) 477-6060. For more information on Esperanza Rising, visit Texas Performing Arts online HERE.

Estefania de Leon

Estefania was born and raised a true Austinite. She graduated from Crockett High School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Courier for three years, and is currently studying journalism at the University of Texas. She enjoys blogging, photography, and anything Owl City.

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