April 10 - April 26

at the Todd Wehr Theater Directions

The discovery of a pink wrestling mask in her Nana Lupita’s briefcase sends an inquisitive Vanessa on an uncharted exploration into her Mexican American heritage, revealing family secrets that change her forever. Starting in 1950s small town Texas to present day Milwaukee, the journey plunges Vanessa into the colorful world of lucha libre wrestling. The excitement of discovery and the thrill of intense competition will keep you on the edge of your seats, as LUCHADORA! unmasks the significance of family traditions and the cultural identity that is shared by generations.

Ages 7+

A world premiere by Alvaro Saar Rios

LUCHADORA! is part of First Stage's Wisconsin Cycle, a new play development initiative celebrating the local history, heritage and people of Wisconsin. 

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Enrichment Guide

Learn more about playwright Alvaro Saar Rios, Lucha Libre wrestling and explore fun activities surrounding the themes in the play in the ENRICHMENT GUIDE.

Preview video

CLICK HERE to view a preview video of LUCHADORA!

Family Packages for the 2017-2018 season are on sale now. Choose three or more plays, then create an account or log in to order your Family Package. Single tickets go on sale September 1, 2017.

Supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee Arts Board
  • Wisconsin Arts Board

Sponsored by

  • BMO Harris Bank