2022-2023 Firehouse Theater Company Season
OUR UPCOMING SHOW!
A Mexican Trilogy: Charity
by Evelina Fernandez
Directed by Debra Gallegos
June 3-July 1
Faith, Hope, and Charity comprise Evelina Fernandez's series, A Mexican Trilogy. Together the plays tell the story of the Moraleses, a Mexican-American family over a period of 100 years. The plays depict aspects of tradition, religion, labor issues, war, and the clash between immigrants and their first and second-generation American offspring.
Charity, the final play in the series, takes up this American family story as the world mourns the death of Pope John Paul II. The centenarian matriarch of the family is visited by spirits of her past including her husband and her great-grandson slain in Iraq. A young, distant relative from Mexico suddenly arrives full of idealism about the opportunities he will find in the United States. Although she has seen her share of tragedy, Esperanza continues to hold the family together with her wit and authenticity.
Esperanza’s family is filled with colorful and lively characters who love and care for her. Gina, her granddaughter, and her husband, Rudy, experienced the aftermath of the Viet Nam War for many in their family and became anti-war activists, only to see their only son killed in yet another war. The youngest generation of the Morales family, especially Valentina, her great-granddaughter, have special bond with Esperanza which helps the family find the courage to take the next steps in their journey.
While Charity is the culmination of A Mexican Trilogy, it stands beautifully as a story on its own as it explores the universal need to belong that we all share--to family, to culture, to country.
Masks are encouraged but not required.
Ours is a small, intimate space. With flu season upon us and COVID still an issue, masks are key ways that we can protect one another and the actors on stage.
No Late Seating
Because of the configuration of our theater, we cannot seat patrons who arrive past the start time of the play.
Please arrive early to the show!
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November 19 - December 17 2022, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Linda Suttle
February 25 - March 25 2023, Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos and Cheryl Strayed, directed by Peter J. Hughes
April 8 - May 6 2023, A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow, directed by Steve Tangedal
June 3- July 1 2023, A Mexican Trilogy: Charity by Evelina Fernandez, directed by Debra Gallegos
Tickets available here.