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2017 Outreach Tour Limited Engagement
By Francisco Jiménez Adapted by Leo Cortez
Available: February 1 - March 3, 2017 Grades 3 - 12
Francisco Jiménez visits with PCPA’s Outreach Tour company.
Clips from the Outreach Tour - Breaking Through.
Acting Interns Christian Arteaga, Mandy Corbett, Annali Fuchs, Tim Stewart
In this sequel to The Circuit, we pick up the story of Pancho and his family after they’ve been deported to Mexico. In a brave move to return to Santa Maria, the family applies for legal entry to the United States. But in the months and years that follow, Francisco and his family face poverty, long hours of field labor, and prejudice. These hardships are lessened for Pancho, as his dream to continue his education at Santa Maria High School becomes a reality. Until a division between father and son grows when Francisco gets a scholarship to attend college. It quickly becomes clear that the family’s financial future is destined for failure if the family does not stay together.
PCPA Education and Outreach Tour supported in part by a grant from Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
Concepts & Topics: Literature, History, Reading, Writing, Social Studies
About the Outreach Tour:
•Theatre Interns in the PCPA program perform in the Outreach touring shows.
•Productions are adaptable to perform in multipurpose rooms, libraries or auditoriums.
•Teacher's Guides are provided online to assist teachers with pre- and post- performance activities.
•Post-performance discussions with the actors are offered as part of the package.
•Maximum audience attendance must be limited to 350 per performance.
•We prefer a minimum performance space that is no smaller then 20 feet by 20 feet, and require 8 feet in height.
•Performances are scheduled Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
•Bookings in the evening (after 5:00 p.m.) or weekends, are subject to a fee increase of $200.00 per performance, and only if the booking date fits into our touring schedule.
•Bookings outside of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties may also be subject to an increase in booking fees. Amount depends on the distance traveled, overnight accommodations (if needed), and fuel costs.
•Public schools in Santa Barbara County may be eligible for a discount toward booking costs through the Children’s Creative Project. For more information, call the Children’s Creative Project: Santa Barbara County Office, (805) 964-4711.