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SCT Presents ‘Luchadora!’

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Transport yourself to the world of lucha libre — Mexican wrestling, with this inspired adaptation of the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Washington grandmother, to share her coming of age story growing up in 1960s Texas. As we follow Lupita’s journey, we witness her life as a daring teen tomboy: bike riding with her friends, working at her father’s flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita’s excitement explodes. She anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Content Note: "Luchadora!" is a memory play that takes place in both the present and the past. The stage choreography will include stylized depictions of Lucha Libre wrestling, a professional wrestling tradition from Mexico, characterized by colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds and high-flying maneuvers, and tag team matches.

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