Sunday, October 25 and November 1, 2020 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Written by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Señora Tortuga is a celebration of the assimilation of two cultures and languages, this English/Spanish bilingual play uses the wisdom tales of Latin American cultures to give hope to a family faced with too much reality. Young Pedro and his family make their home in a barn on the Mexican border. Pedro complains of having nothing and brings his mother many headaches. On one occasion, she invites a hungry woman to share the family dinner. But this Señora returns time and again to eat and tell fantastical stories of the enchanted serpent and Cucuy of Latin American legend, filling Pedro’s nights with heroic, yet frightening dreams. Surprisingly, Pedro is learning from these wisdom tales, but his mother is suspicious of the Señora until it is revealed that Señora Tortuga holds the thread that ties their past dreams to their future. Performed by The Magik Theatre.
Seating will be set up in family pods and seating will be on a first-come first-serve after checking in.
Please note, due to spacing limitations, no chairs will be allowed on the lawn area. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, seat cushions or other non-obstructive chairs (beach chairs).
Guests are asked to follow all COVID-19 visitor guidelines during their visit at the Botanical Garden.