Patchwork U.S.A.!: Three Children's Stories About the American Experience
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The last date listed for Patchwork U.S.A.! was Saturday December 12, 2009 / 1:00pm.
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An innocent young writer struggling with his own homosexuality has his eyes opened to the dark and desperate side of society when he moves into a 1930s New Orleans rooming house and meets its collection of ailing and eccentric residents. A fascinating bookend to Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning career, the famed playwright began writing this autobiographical play when he first moved to the French Quarter in 1938, but it wasn't completed and staged until 1977. This Raven Theatre revival highlights the poetic language and vivid characters that would echo throughout Williams' most famous works, including The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Learn More
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Raven Theatre presents Patchwork U.S.A.!, a world premiere children’s theatre show written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian.
Patchwork U.S.A.!, is a collection of three stories, How I Love To Read, Pepito’s Story and The Happiest Day Of My Life, that touches on the melting pot American culture, with its many ethnic groups who have come to America from far away lands.
How I Love To Read, is about an elderly Black woman, Mary Lou, who shares her life story of her family moving from Kentucky to a small town in Ohio, where her mother was sure that her children would receive a proper education. In this story, our narrator also shares her love for reading, including a favorite fairy tale that was part of the black folklore on the plantations in the South.
Pepito’s Story takes place in a Texas town on the Gulf of Mexico. Pepito is a young Mexican American boy who loves to dance and therefore is mocked by all the other children, except his best friend Estrellita. However, now that Estrellita’s father has become mayor of the town he forbids his daughter from playing with the strange young boy who dances and sings, as it would be too undignified for her to continue this odd friendship.
The Happiest Day Of My Life is a story about a young Armenian boy, Vasken, whose family came to America when he was five years old. Soon Vasken learns English and discovers all the joys of being a young boy in a new world, especially a love for baseball. His excitement reaches new heights in anticipation of going to his very first baseball game.
The cast of _Patchwork U.S.A.! _consists of Krystel V. McNeil, Allison Sanchez, and Esteban Andres Cruz. Costumes and props are designed by Joelle Beranek.