This wonderful middle school play is about a little boy named Pepito. His grandmother had recently died, but came to him during a dream. She gave him two Guatemalan worry dolls named Modesto and Ridiculo. Who granted him three wishes. Pepito’s first wish was to go to Guatemala. Instead he got sent to Cuate-Mala. While there he went on an epic adventure to save the citizens and the magical flower.
When I asked one of the crew members what she thought about the experience she said“ I really liked working in crew… I think we all worked well together,” Anya Bird (7). This I noticed helps show how the theater community is close and like a family by the end of a production. You could tell too. They all worked seamlessly together even when not working on the production.
I also asked a cast member what they thought about being in the play. She responded with “I really enjoyed working on the play and I think everyone did a great job,” Ava Angelini (8). I could feel everyone’s spirit and love for acting and being part of the play by the end of the production. Especially when they all took a bow.
Over all the play was very entertaining, and you could tell that the students worked very hard, and had fun doing it. The next Theater production is in the spring, and is the high school UIL play called As It Is In Heaven.
Pepito – Frida Capitan
Panadero – Izzy Ochoa
Panadero’s Helper – Ruby Seamon
Abuela – Katelyn Perez
Flores – Brissa De Avila, Mairany Serrano, Dany Hernandez, Anabelle Glass
El Sol – Anya Talbot
La Luna – Cassy Steuerwald
Goddess of Lightning – Emme Veselka
Madre – Kala Newton
Modesto – Victoria Aviles
Ridiculo – Calista Marquez
Little Girl Footsteps – Maddy Cazares
Other Little Girl Footsteps – Dany Hernandez, Mairany Serrano, Anabelle Glass
Tirado – Ellie Geeslin
Comandante Boots – Viktoria Hunt
Sergeant Botas – Jackie Maclean
Nose/Army – Layla Webb
Bumble Zapper/Army – Elena Guajardo
Eye/Army – Zia Malangalila
Plane Pair of Shoes – Sophie Peloquin
Baby Manatee – Anabelle Glass
Great Sea Tortunga – Ava Avanelini
Brissa De Avila
Stage Manager – Karen Sanchez