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Luchadora!

By Alvaro Saar Rios
Director Justin Lucero

November 17 at 10am
November 17, 18 at 8m
November 19 at 2pm

Wortham Theatre

Imagine the Chinese legend Mulan set in the world of lucha libreMexican wrestling. This is Luchadora! The discovery of a wrestling mask prompts Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale about growing up in 1960s Texas. As Lupita's tale unfolds, her life as a teen tomboy comes alivebike riding with friends, working at her father’s flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical Mask Maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Luchadora! by Alvaro Saar Rios has been critically acclaimed as “…the most exciting father-daughter saga this side of the Pecos,” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) “…an engaging, lively piece that teaches while it entertains,” (Shepherd Express)  and “…inspiring and relevant to young people.” (HowlRound)