By Benjamin Benne
Directed by Catherine María Rodríguez
This is an online reading as part of our Digital Season.
A mother, a daughter and the thread of an American Dream. Working mom Alma has singlehandedly raised her daughter, Ángel, on tough love, home-cooked comida, and lots of prayers. But on the eve of the all-important SAT, Alma discovers her daughter isn’t at home studying. A schooling and la chancla await Ángel at home—but so does a creeping realization that more’s at stake than just a test score. A sacrifice from Alma’s past weighs heavy on their present; now, Alma fears that her worst nightmare may soon be their reality. Will the American Dream cost them a life together?
Photos by John Moore for Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ 2020 Colorado New Play Summit
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Events & Community Conversations
Friday, August 14, 4 p.m. – ATC’s Hang & Focus Live with the Playwright and Director
Tuesday, August 18, 5 p.m. – Opening Night Live Stream
Thursday, August 20, 5 p.m. – Town Hall: “Migration, Liberation, and Belonging: A Conversation on Black Immigrant Freedom Struggles”
Friday, August 21, 4 p.m. – ATC’s Hang & Focus Liveannouncing the 2020 National Latinx Playwrighting Award winner
Saturday, August 22, 1 p.m. – Facebook Group Streaming
Saturday, August 22, 3 p.m. – Facebook Talk Back with the Actors