An NCT Hatchery World Premiere Production
RETURN TO SENDER
sponsored by Ensworth School
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.
Evening performance and discussion on Friday, October 18.
In partnership with Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, NCT will host a post-show panel discussion on Friday, October 18.
The performance begins at 7 pm, and the discussion immediately after. The discussion will include representatives from Conexión Americas, a local advocate for the immigrant community, and Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies.
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Mari Cruz // AMANDA RODRIGUEZ
Tyler Paquette // LANE WILLIAMSON
Luby Cruz // LILLIANA GOMEZ
Ofie Cruz // ERICA LEE HAINES
Grandma Paquette // DENICE HICKS
Mrs. Paquette // CHERYL WHITE
Mr. Paquette // CHRISTOPHER STRAND
Mr. Cruz // MATTHEW MARTINEZ HANNON
Mrs. Cruz // CLAUDIA QUESADA
Tio Felipe // MATTHEW BENENSON CRUZ
Mr. Calhoun // DÉYONTÉ JENKINS
Mr. Rossetti // GALEN FOTT
Director // CRYSTAL MANICH
Scenic and Lighting Design // SCOTT LEATHERS
Costume Design // PATRICIA TABER
Sound Design // DAVID WEINSTEIN
Stage Manager // TERESA DRIVER
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