by Zach Theatre
Apr. 14 - May. 07, 2017
Mario is a hard working auto mechanic in east LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother. In order to honor her memory and cope with his lack of connection with his father, JJ begins to build an arcade out of leftover cardboard from his dad’s garage. It is through JJ’s imagination and ingenuity that he is able to connect to himself and his family. Inspired by the YouTube sensation, Caine’s Arcade, this bilingual play celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family. jj’s arcade will be co-produced with Teatro Vivo and presented at the Mexican American Cultural Center.
Curricular Connections: Science (Engineering), Dual Language (Spanish/English), Social Emotional Learning
Featuring Mario Ramirez and Martinique Duchene-Phillips
600 River Street
Austin, TX, 78701
Shows at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Grades 2nd and up (ages 7 and up)
Click here to see the video that inspired the play: