Quick Center Invites Bridgeport Kids to Free Performance of Immigration Tale
“La Maleta (The Suitcase),” a thoughtful and uplifting tale of immigration as seen through a child’s eyes, is coming to Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 8. Part of the Quick Center’s Family Fun Series, the play is suitable for ages 8 to 13.
As part of its ongoing community outreach efforts, the Quick Center has invited approximately 1,200 Bridgeport schoolchildren to two additional complimentary performances of play on Monday, March 9.
“La Maleta (The Suitcase)” is the story of Roca, a 10-year-old refugee who escapes her native Colombia clutching her suitcase – inside of which she believes her grandmother is hiding. Struggling to adapt to a new city, a new school and a new way of life, Roca befriends Paz, a boy with a secret who is being bullied by their classmates. Opening the suitcase leads them to embark on an adventure where Roca finds the courage, hope and strength to adapt to her new home.
Incorporating both English and Spanish, this production will engage students’ imaginations and provide insight into what a new student who doesn’t speak their language might be feeling and thinking.
Tickets are $15. For tickets, contact the Box Office at www.quickcenter.com or (203) 254-4010.