Playwright(s): Beatriz Pizano
La Maleta (The Suitcase) is the story of Roca, a ten-year-old refugee who escapes her native Colombia clutching her suitcase – inside which she believes her grandmother is hiding. Struggling to adapt to a new city, a new school and a new way of life, Roca befriends Paz, a boy with a secret who is being bullied by their classmates. Opening the suitcase leads them to embark on an adventure where Roca finds the courage, hope and strength to adapt to her new home.
This kind of emotionally difficult storyline isn’t usual in theatre for young audience… it touches on serious material with a lightness grounded in the power of the imagination.
- Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine
I loved this play and felt that it fit into the environment of social justice, inclusivity and character education that I am trying to create in my class.
- Elementary School Teacher
November 5, 2019 1:00 pm
November 7, 2019 9:00 am
November 13, 2019 1:15 pm