Luchadora
by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Apr. 06 - Apr. 16

Imagine the Chinese legend Hua Mulan set in the world of lucha libre—Mexican wrestling. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale about growing up in 1960s Texas. As her tale unfolds, Lupita's life as a teen tomboy comes alive—bike riding with her friends Leopold and Liesl, working at her father's flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita 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.

                         "Luchadora! comes bearing impactful lessons about grief and about learning the difference between the secrets you keep and the ones that you must let out before they eat at you." – Columbus Underground


Luchadora
by Alvaro Saar Rios
Mary Moody Northen Theatre

April 06 - April 16, 2023
Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX, 78704

April 6 – 16, 2023
*no performance April 9