Fresno State Theatre for Young Audiences will perform two free showings of “The Super Cilantro Girl” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre. The play by Anthony Arnold Schmidt was based on the stories of Juan Felipe Herrera.
Directed by J. Daniel Herring, the story revolves around the lives of a family of migrant workers including 12-year-old Esmeralda, her younger brother Juanito, Papi and Mamá. After years on the road, full of hard work and adventures, the family can finally settle down. Now the children must attend new schools, learn a new language and find their places in the world.
Along the way, they discover the power of words and the imagination, as well as the importance of their Mexican-American heritage and its place in California’s Central Valley. Parking is free in lots P31, P4 and P1.