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Transport yourself to the world of lucha libre—Mexican wrestling, with this inspired adaptation of the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Washington grandmother, to share her coming of age story growing up in 1960s Texas. As we follow Lupita’s journey, we witness her life as a daring teen tomboy; bike riding with her friends, working at her father’s flower stand, and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita’s excitement explodes; she anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Content Note: Luchadora! is a memory play that takes place in both the present and the past. The show includes mentions of death and choreographed Lucha Libre wrestling. Lucha Libre is a professional wrestling tradition from Mexico characterized by colorful masks, high-flying maneuvers, and rapid sequences of holds, pushes, and grabs. Our production follows our heroine, Lupita, fighting for her place in the world of Lucha Libre. These scenes are fully choreographed and in the spirit of the sport, include simulated violence, crowd cheers, loud noise, and exaggerated action.

New performances added Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th!

Location
Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 8+

Running Time
Approx. 80 minutes, no intermission

Performances

February

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February 22, 2024 at 6:30pm is our Pay What You Can performance of Luchadora! Call our Ticket Office to arrange your Pay What You Can ticket for this performance at any price!

Artists

Cast / Creative

Ana María Campoy

Mask Maker

Adria LaMorticella

Liesl/Hannah/Fight Captain

Jordi Montes

Nana Lupita

Beth Pollack

Vanessa/Lupita

Carter Rodriquez*

Father

James Schilling

Leopold

Christian Zumbado*

El Hijo

Satya Chávez*

Understudy for Ana María and Jordi (2023-2024 SCT Artistic Resident)

Trystan Allys-Miranda

Understudy for Carter, James, and Christian

Iveliz Martel

Understudy for Adria and Beth

Production Team

Johamy Morales Director

Alvaro Saar Rios Playwright

Arnold Bueso Scenic Designer

Jazmin Aurora Medina Costume Designer

Matthew McCarren Lighting Designer

Natalie Mayo Sound Designer

Ian Bond** Fight Director

Adria LaMorticella Wrestling Coach

Elizabeth Yvette Ramirez* Stage Manager

Elizabeth Stasio Assistant Stage Manager

Reading List

Resources for Educators

State Learning Standards

Drama in Action Activity

 

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Check out an interview between the director and scenic designer of Luchadora!

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Events

Luchadora! Book Donation Drive

February 22 - March 17, 2024
In partnership WashMasks Mutual Aid

Piñata Workshops with Anais Jauregui

February 24, 2024 at 11:30am and 3:00pm
In partnership with Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery

Pre-Show Activities

February 22 - March 17, 2024
Enjoy entertainment before select performances of Luchadora!

 

Our Partners

The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery

Founded in October 2018 by Jake Prendez & Judy Avitia-Gonzalez, The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery is a multi-use multi-cultural accessible arts gallery grounded in the Chicana/o Latinx arts traditions, located on the border of West Seattle and the White Center neighborhood. They host monthly art exhibitions focused on marginalized communities and communities of color, and offer an ever growing gift shop with unique collection of apparel, jewelry, handmade gifts, and amazing works of art by local and national artists.

Piñata Workshop at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery

Saturday, March 9th, 2024 @ Nepantla | 2:00pm-4:00pm

9414 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Not able to make it in February? We got you covered! Hosted in partnership with Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery, this workshop offers another chance for hands-on experience learning about and decorating piñatas.

Nepantla’s Lucha Libre Arts Exhibition

Saturday March 2, 2024 @ Nepantla | Runs for 6 weeks

WashMasks Mutual Aid

Formed in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, WashMasks is an all-volunteer mutual aid consisting of artists, classroom teachers, public school administrators, activists, and the extended arts community from across Washington state. The communities we work with deserve support, dignity, and advocacy. WashMasks works in solidarity with rural community activists, schools, organizations, educators, farmworker unions, migrant youth, and farmworkers themselves. WashMasks aims to amplify and support these communities and their leaders. 

Lucha Libre Volcánica

Lucha Libre Volcánica is an action-filled, all-out war between rudos and technicians, who fly into battle performing daring, acrobatic stunts of epic proportions! As the premier Lucha Libre troupe, Lucha Libre Volcánica is the only place to see classic Lucha Libre action in the Pacific Northwest! Lucha Libre Volcánica is also the only wrestling school in the Northwest, based out of Tacoma, Washington. Find out more on their Instagram and Facebook.