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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Sign Language Interpreted Performance

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

Sensory Friendly Performance

The Sensory Friendly Performance on Saturday, November 9 at 7pm is cancelled. 

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.

Family Packages are currently on sale. Choose 3 or more plays to save. Single tickets are on sale August 5, 2019.

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