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.