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Elvira: The Immigration Play

Based on the true life story of Elvira Arellano, the play presents an imaginary encounter between an I.C.E. (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) agent and Elvira. As the interrogation unfolds, the audience is taken on a journey that shows the tragic plight of immigrants and is transported into the world of the disenfranchised.

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Kill the Lucky Ones

Live to Fight

A simple-minded yet gentle giant forsakes his non-violent nature to save his corruptible kid brother from the hood and boxes in a high-stakes tournament against the boy’s gangster idol.

MARCH 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM
One performed reading
Written by A.j. Cipolla & Directed by Jaqueline Moe

Lucky Poster Revised

Cuentos Del Corazon

Cuentos Del Corazon, Stories from the Heart
This one-act play blends together the many flavors of being Latino/a. A Latino writers group gathers at La Taza Cafe – rico cafe con sabor; a coffee shop serving up more than just coffee….cultural conversations are always on the menu. The young writers share their personal narratives about Latino identity and the process of learning from and about each other.

February 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue
Kate Gleason Auditorium
Free Admission

Dual language; predominately in English with easy to understand Spanish.

A one-act bilingual play.
Directed by Annette Ramos.
Written by RLTC ensemble members


West Side Story

West Side Story explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a Caucasian gang. The young protagonist, Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein’s score for the musical includes “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “America”, “Somewhere”, “Tonight”, “Jet Song”, “I Feel Pretty”, “A Boy Like That”, “One Hand, One Heart”, “Gee, Officer Krupke”, and “Cool”.

Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Arthur Laurents

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