October 18 - November 10

at the Todd Wehr Theater Directions

Ten-year-old Pilar breathes deeply of her grandmother’s rebozo to relive memories of her beloved abuelita—making corn tortillas, dueling the monsters under the bed and journeying to the forest known as El Círculo Mágico. Slowly, the scent begins to fade – and with it, Pilar’s memories. Amidst the monarch butterflies’ annual migration and Día de los Muertos celebrations, soar with Pilar on her journey in this bilingual world premiere play, discovering that “when you love someone, they never really leave you.”

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 5 – 17+

ON THE WINGS OF A MARIPOSA

By Alvaro Saar Rios
An adaptation of Ghost Wings by Barbara Joosse
Original Music and Lyrics by Dinorah Marquez

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Tech Talks

Following the Sunday, October 27 at 1pm and the Sunday, November 3 at 3:30pm performances, learn more about the behind-the-scenes magic at this extended talkback with our creative team.

Sign Language Interpreted Performance

Our ASL Interpreted performance is Sunday, November 10 at 3:30pm.

Pay What You Choose

Our Pay What You Choose performance is Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7pm. 

Sensory Friendly Performance

Saturday, November 9 at 7pm
This performance features a welcoming environment with accommodations for families and young people on the autism spectrum and other developmental differences. Call (414) 267-2961 for tickets.

In the Community

Explore other Hispanic Heritage Month and Día de los Muertos celebrations around Milwaukee. View events from Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Library, and more.

At the theater

Preview our Lobby Exhibit, located in the upper lobby of the Todd Wehr Theater, exploring the Dia de los Muertos traditions.

Explore our Special Events held in conjunction with most performances.

Saturday, October 26

Saturday, October 26 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Algodoncillo Cast
Saturday, October 26 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Algodoncillo Cast

Sunday, October 27

Sunday, October 27 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Oyamel Cast

Friday, November 1

Friday, November 01 - 7:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Oyamel Cast

Saturday, November 2

Saturday, November 02 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Oyamel Cast
Saturday, November 02 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Oyamel Cast
Saturday, November 02 - 7:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Algodoncillo Cast

Sunday, November 3

Sunday, November 03 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Algodoncillo Cast
Sunday, November 03 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Algodoncillo Cast

Saturday, November 9

Saturday, November 09 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Algodoncillo Cast
Saturday, November 09 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Algodoncillo Cast

Sunday, November 10

Sunday, November 10 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Oyamel Cast
Sunday, November 10 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Oyamel Cast

Algodoncillo Cast

Thomas Bastardo, Gabriela Bastardo, Rafael Cervantes, Catalina Cruz, Marilyn De La O, Abby Hanna, Andrea Hanna, Carolina Islas, Niya Marie Iniguez and Daniela Muñoz-Muguia.

Oyamel Cast

Leslie Aranda, Trinity Escalera, Isabel Franco, Savanna Gutierrez, Elena Harms, Lucia Harris, Dayamara Sanchez, Stephanie Santoyo-Bustos, Enzo Velasco and Iker Velasco .

Adult performers: Laura Crotte*, Rána Roman* and Maggie Marks 

Creative team: Karen Estrada+, Director | Dinorah Márquez, Music Supervisor | Stephen Hudson-Mairet, Scenic Designer | Julie Ahlgrim, Assistant Scenic Designer | Jazmin Aurora Medina, Costume Designer | Nikki Kulas, Puppet Designer | Jesse Klug, USAA, Lighting Designer | Kevin O'Donnell, Sound Designer | Marissa Ashlyn*, Stage Manager | Anna Evans, Assistant Stage Manager

*Members of Actor's Equity Association   +Theater Academy Alumni     

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