Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA

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Miracle Theatre Group in Portland will present Guapa, a new play about soccer and acceptance, at the Millagro Theatre March 21-April 13.Directed by Olga Sanchez, performances will be Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. preview on March 21.

Tickets are $15 (preview)-$30, with discounts for students, seniors, groups of 15+ and advance purchases. Tickets can be purchased from www.milagro.org or 503-236-7253.

On March 24, there will be a post-play conversation with Jorge Huerta, Professor Emeritus of Theatre & Dance at the University of California, San Diego, the nation's leading expert in the field of Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o theatre. He is the author of the landmark books Chicano Theatre: Themes and Forms and Chicano Drama: Performance, Society, and Myth. He has directed in theatres across the country and has lectured and conducted workshops throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Western Europe. In 2008 Huerta was recognized as a "Distinguished Scholar" by the American Society for Theatre Research. In addition, the Portland Thorns professional women's soccer team will host, "Fancy Futbol Footwork" - a free soccer clinic for the whole family. This workshop will take place noon-1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at El Centro Milagro (537 SE Stark St., Portland). Advance registration required: call 503-236-7253.

In Guapa, Single-mom Roly lives in a dusty Texas border town that everyone longs to escape. She's never seen anything like Guapa, a natural-born athlete with a fiery ambition to become an international soccer star. When Guapa joins Roly's family, everyone's life is turned upside down. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from the barrio, how will Guapa convince the non-believers to let go of their doubts, spread their wings and fly?

Visit www.milagro.org or call the box office for more information about this show.

Photo credit: Russell Young

Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA

Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA
Poster artwork created by Sam Trevino

Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA
Michelle Escobar, Sofia May-Cuxim and Tristan Nieto

Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA
Michelle Escobar

Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA
Michelle Escobar

Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA
Tristan Nieto, Michelle Escobar (center), and Sofia May-Cuxim

Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA
GUAPO carpenter Collin

Photo Flash: Miracle Theatre Group's GUAPA

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