¡Bocón! opens Thursday, August 11

¡Bocón!, meaning “big mouth,” follows young Miguel as he flees a repressive Central American military regime and travels to Los Angeles. His chatty “bocón” nature is challenged along his journey as he meets mythological traveling companions and brings out his inner courage to complete his trip and come into his own.

The cast includes Katherine Carrillo, Toni Cruz, Stephen Gates, Zury Jaramillo, Zuleika Miranda, Jose Guillermo Rodriguez Plaza, Katherine Rodriguez, Angelica Santiago, Harito Torres, Christopher Underhill, and Elena Vega-Rivera. Support for the production is provided by Andrew Takoch, Kelsey Bomba, Alexandria Flynn, and Bob Ulrich.

¡Bocón! is a family production suitable for all audiences. Seating for the performances will be in the open, and patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. The play, free to the public, will begin at 6:30 pm and is appropriate for all ages. The Sixth Ward Park is located on the corner of Hamilton and Ross streets, one block north of New Holland Avenue on the northeastern side of Lancaster City, PA.

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Read bios of each cast member on our Facebook page all through this week!

Works in the Park returns!

Creative Works of Lancaster is happy to be producing ¡Bocón!, performed by the Paloma Players, this August 11-13. With this show, Creative Works is continuing its tradition of hosting “Works in the Park” each year.

The play follows 12-year-old Miguel as he flees Central America for Los Angeles, meeting amazing characters along the way who help give him confidence to reach his destination as he learns more about himself in the process. Suitable for kids and adults alike, ¡Bocón!Will be a wonderful outing for the whole family. Stay tuned for more information and the reveal of our 2016 location!

Play Grounds: Theater On Site

Three Outdoor Locations, Three 15-minute Plays

May 7 & 8, 2016

This is the fourth time the project has been a Featured Stop during Lancaster ArtWalk in Lancaster City and it will be performed twice on Saturday, May 7 and once on Sunday, May 8.  The plays will be performed at the intersection of Grant and Christian Streets, Lenox Lane and the rooftop space at Tellus360.

The plays have been written specifically for their respective performance locations and feature area theater artists. While outdoor theater is nothing new to Lancaster, this format is unique on the Lancaster theater scene.

We are especially excited about the participation of members of Paloma Players: Lancaster Latino Theater, a bilingual theater group which has received acclaim for grappling with issues facing the Latino community in Lancaster and the United States.

Each performance of the set of plays will begin at 128 E. Grant Street and the audience will led by a traveling musician to the subsequent sites. The plays are free and open to the public.

Performance times:

Saturday, May 7 @ 1 pm and 3 pm          

Sunday, May 8 @ 1 pm

Locations and Plays:

128 E. Grant (@Cherry Street)

The Portal

Playwright: Susan Lange, Director: Joel Lesher, Actors: Georgiana Staley, Paul Hughes, Chris Fogel, Libby Casey

Lenox Lane, West of the County Courthouse

Entre Actos

Written, directed and featuring Paloma Players

Tellus360, 24 E King Street, rooftop

Coffee Date

Playwright: Kristin Miller, Director: Joanna Underhill,  Actors: Erin Brubaker,  Libby Casey