In-Person Productions

2021–2022 Season


September 17, 2021–October 31, 2021

By Alvaro Saar Rios
Directed by Ricky Ramon

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.

This show runs 90 minutes with no intermission. Please plan accordingly.

COVID Protocols

Adventure is excited to welcome you to our show! As we move to indoor performances and in the spirit of protecting the most vulnerable in our community, a few friendly reminders:

  • Adventure Theatre requires everyone over the age of two years old attending its shows to wear a mask and remain masked while in our facility.
  • A proof of vaccination will be required for admission for all individuals ages 12 and up.
  • Any customer 12 and up without proof of vaccination will not be granted access to the performance.

Get a Sneak Peek!

Get a peek behind the curtain on Sunday, August 29, at 3PM ET on Facebook-live! Tune in for a behind the scenes look at rehearsals and a first look at costumes designed by Jeannette Christensen.

Meet the Playwright

Alvaro Saar Rios

Alvaro Saar Rios is a Texican playwright living in Chicago. His plays have been performed in New York City, Mexico City, Hawaii, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and all over Texas. He has created work for various organizations, including Kennedy Center, Chicago Children’s Theatre, First Stage, Houston Grand Opera, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Houston Community College, Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Omaha’s Rose Theater.

His award-winning play Luchadora! is published by Dramatic Publishing Inc. Other plays include On The Wings of a Mariposa, The History of Mexicans in 10 Minutes, Bienvenidos a Milwaukee/Welcome to Milwaukee, and Carmela Full of Wishes.

Alvaro holds an MFA in Writing for the Stage and Screen from Northwestern University. He is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and Playwright-In-Residence at Milwaukee’s First Stage. Alvaro is also a proud veteran of the US Army and an Associate Professor at UW-Milwaukee. 

Ricky Ramon

Meet the Director

Ricky Ramon

Ricky Ramon has directed over 40 plays and musicals. He travels extensively across the country educating students and teachers in college and career readiness, theatre (acting and directing), curriculum development, arts advocacy, and arts integration. Ricky is originally from Pearsall, Texas. He was recently selected to serve as a judge for the Helen Hayes Awards for professional theatre in Washington DC and to serve on the Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee.

Meet the Cast

Alex De Bard as Jing-Jing & Stepsister

Zoe Elene Bernabe as Goddess

Dylan Arredondo as Father

Jasmine Proctor as Ella

Professional Shows

Our 2019-2020 season features an amazing team of female directors who are illustrating beautiful works that have never been seen on ATMTC’s stages. We are so excited to bring our perspective and energy to these productions based on familiar and beloved stories. We hope you are too! 


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Accessible Shows

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