Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Boy Learns About Himself and His Culture in A&M-Kingsville Theatre Production La Ofrenda

KINGSVILLE - September 07, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Show dates are Oct. 3-4, 7 in Little Theatre

A young boy of Hispanic and Anglo heritage loses his parents during the 9/11 tragedy and must move in with his grandmother in Los Angeles. As he comes to terms with his loss, he also learns to live in a new Hispanic-centered culture with a grandmother he doesn’t know. This is the story of La Ofrenda, the first production in the 2007-2008 Texas A&M University-Kingsville theatre season.

Performance dates are Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,
Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Admission is $3.

This production, written by acclaimed author José Casas, is directed by Griselda Gonzalez, a senior from Driscoll majoring in theatre arts and Spanish. Stage manager is Lorraine Rodriguez, a Laredo senior majoring in theatre arts, with a minor in journalism.

The cast of La Ofrenda is:
Alex, played by Gabriel Villarreal, a Falfurrias senior majoring in theatre arts and communications;
Marta, played by Christi Rodriguez-Lopez, an Orange Grove senior with a minor in communications; and, Califas, played by A&M-Kingsville alumnus O’Ryan White of Kingsville.

The production is an Hispanic Heritage Month event. For more information, call 361-593-3401.

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