When Juan and his family move to a big city, his whole world feels upside down. He doesn’t speak English, he doesn’t understand the rules to recess, and whenever he tries to speak, his tongue feels like heavy rocks. But with the help of music, poetry, and an encouraging teacher, Juan finds his voice and footing in this upside down world that he soon considers his home.

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Ella Mae is in need of some new shoes, but when she and her mother arrive at Mr. Johnson’s shoe store, her happiness quickly turns to dejection. She is forced to wait and unable to even try a pair on because of her skin color. Determined to fight back, Ella Mae and her friend work to collect and restore old shoes. The girls have their very own shoe sale, giving the other African American members of their community a place where they can be treated fairly and “try on all the shoes they want.” The cast includes Elena Flory-Barnes, Stefan Richmond, and Aviona Rodriguez Brown with stage manager Rachel Victoria Miller.

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Journey with Odysseus as he and his crew battle the cyclops Polyphemus, survive the magic potion of the goddess Circe, and navigate their way through the Sirens’ songs!  After being gone from Ithaca for the last 20 years, will Odysseus be welcomed or cursed to live life on the open seas?  Adapted from Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey: an exploration of Myth, Magic and Monsters celebrates Greek tradition and theatrical mask, the importance of teamwork and problem-solving, and the power of ingenuity and perseverance.

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