School Shows

Connect students with curriculum standards for these hour-long performances.

March 3 | 9:45 a.m. and noon | grades 2-8

La Maleta is the story of Roca, a 10-year-old refugee who leaves her native Colombia for North America. Struggling to adapt to a new city, language, school and way of life, Roca befriends Paz, a boy who is an immigrant with many of the same struggles.

Opening Roca’s suitcase leads them to embark on an adventure. Incorporating both English and Spanish, this production will engage students’ imagination as well as give them an insight into what a new student joining their class, who doesn’t speak their language, might be feeling and thinking.

Call 913-469-4445 to purchase $5 tickets. Ask about funding for your tickets or busses.

For more information, email Angel Mercier, Arts Education program director, or call her at 913-469-8500, ext. 4221.