An NCT Hatchery World Premiere Production
RETURN TO SENDER
By Marisela Treviño Orta
Based on the novel Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Crystal Manich
Copyright © 2009 by Julia Alvarez, published by Knopf Books for Children, Penguin Random House, New York. By Permission of Susan Bergholz Literary Service, New York and Lamy, NM.
Co-commissioned by Nashville Children’s Theatre and
Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies
October 10-27, 2019
Eleven-year-old Tyler Paquette is the son of generations of farmers. Eleven-year-old Mari Cruz is the Mexican born daughter of undocumented migrant workers. When Mari’s family is hired to help save Tyler’s family’s farm from foreclosure, both young people are forced to confront the complexities of immigration and citizenship. Marisela Treviño Orta’s adaptation of Julia Alvarez’s award-winning novel is a powerful reminder how young people can reach hands across cultural differences and find understanding.
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Mari Cruz // AMANDA RODRIGUEZ
Tyler Paquette // LANE WILLIAMSON
Luby Cruz // LILLIANA GOMEZ
Offie Cruz // ERICA HAINES
Grandma Paquette // DENICE HICKS
Mrs. Paquette // CHERYL WHITE
Mr. Paquette // CHRISTOPHER STRAND
Mr. Cruz // tbd
Mrs. Cruz // CLAUDIA QUESADA
Tio Felipe // MATTHEW BENENSON CRUZ
Mr. Calhoun // DÉYONTÉ JENKINS
Mr. Rossetti // GALEN FOTT
Director // CRYSTAL MANICH
Scenery and Lighting Design // SCOTT LEATHERS
Costume Design // PATRICIA TABER
Sound Design // DAVID WEINSTEIN
Stage Manager // TERESA DRIVER
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