Periwig Presents Spring Jean S. Stephens Play Reading

Lawrenceville’s Periwig Club, in collaboration with Latinos Unidos, is pleased to present “Augusta and Noble” by internationally produced and award-winning playwright Carlos Murillo. This virtual event, the spring production of the Jean S. Stephens Play Reading Series, will take place on April 2-3 at 7 p.m. and is open to current School community members only. Faculty, staff, and students have received email invitations; parents will find a link in the April 2 Big Red Bulletin. The reading is directed by Eleni Lefakis ‘21, produced by Ashley Gelber ‘21, and stage managed by Alexis Gonzalez ‘22.

In “Augusta and Noble,” we meet Gabi, a 12-year-old girl who has lived her whole life amid a vibrant Latino community in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Gabi is starting high school across the city at Northside College Prep, where she is quickly exposed to new people and possibilities. As Gabi begins asking questions about her heritage, including the truth about her parents' harrowing journey across the border to the United States, she struggles to discover exactly where in this world she belongs. Told in English peppered with Spanish, this play for young audiences celebrates the rich history and resilience of the many immigrants who call Chicago home.
 
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
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