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    The Magical Piñata

    book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías
    music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

    directed and choreographed by Elena Velasco
    music directed by Walter “Bobby” McCoy and Marika Countouris

    An original Mexican play with music | A seemingly plain clay pot magically transports Cucha, a selfish and lonely girl, from her town of Zapotoco, Mexico, to a mysterious jungle. There she encounters Parrot Rivera, a jungle muralist who paints the future; Señor Chapulin, a soccer star with the heart of the present; and Burro Burrito, a farmer who plows the past. But the evil Monkey King and his silly Sidekick know the clay pot is really a magical piñata and scheme to steal it from her. Through Cucha’s journey, she discovers the magic of the mundane, the roots of cultural pride, and the power of sharing.

    PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:

    Sat, Dec 14 @ 11:00 am (ASL Interpreted)
    Sun, Dec 15 @ 11:00 am (ASL Interpreted)
    Sat, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am
    Sun, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am
    Mon, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am
    Thu, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am
    Fri, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am
    Sat, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am
    Sun, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am
    Mon, Dec 30 @ 11:00 am

    A SENSORY FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE

    Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA is dedicated to fostering theatrical experiences for all, and inclusiveness and accessibility are pillars of the PRK mission. Visit the Accessibility & Inclusivity page to learn more about how PRK makes productions at Keegan Sensory Friendly.

    The Keegan Theatre and Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA can make no assurances that these performances will be suitable for everyone with autism. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for their child’s viewing and engagement with these performances.

    The Cast

    Cucha / Villager Ruth Elizabeth Diaz
    Father / Monkey King Andres Alejandro
    Abuela / Sidekick Leigh Corbett
    Kid / Señor Cumpleaños / Burro / Arból / Chapulin / Parrot Danie Rodriguez

    The Production Team

    Director / Choreographer Elena Velasco
    Co-Music Director Walter “Bobby” McCoy
    Co-Music Director Marika Countouris
    Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan
    Lighting Designer Dan Martin
    Projections Designer Tewodross “Teo” Melchishua Williams
    Sound Designer Twi McCallum
    Costume / Puppet Designer Nitya Ramlogan
    Properties / Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs
    Co-Stage Manager Ilyana Rose-Davila
    Co-Stage Manager Leah Glicker
    Assistant Stage Manager Delayna Antwine

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