Theatre for Young Audiences to perform two free showings of ‘The Super Cilantro Girl’

The Super Cilantro Girl

The Fresno State Theatre for Young Audiences will perform two free showings of “The Super Cilantro Girl” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in the Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre. Parking is free in lots P31, P4 or P1.

A play by Anthony Arnold Schmidt, based on the stories of Juan Felipe Herrera, and directed by J. Daniel Herring — the story revolves around the lives of a family of migrant workers 12-year-old Esmeralda, her younger brother Juanito, Papi, and Mamá. After years on the road, full of hard work and adventures, the family can finally settle down. Now the children must attend new schools, learn a new language, and find their places in the world. Along the way, they discover the power of words and the imagination, as well as the importance of their Mexican-American heritage and its place in California’s Central Valley.

About Theatre for Young Audiences

Each spring, Fresno State students enroll in a course to bring children’s theatre productions to elementary and middle schools throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This touring company of student actors has been a tradition at Fresno State for over 50 years, and have toured more than 40 schools and over 16,000 children in a single season.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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