Treasure Island Bistro (Streaming)
Ten year-old Jimena is a smart and happy kid who devours adventure stories. But when an ambulance takes her mom to the hospital one day, Jimena is both really sad and really scared. What will happen to her if mom doesn’t get better? Before Jimena can get too afraid, mom’s friends sweep her up and bring her to the restaurant where they work — Treasure Island Bistro. While the restaurant is closed, they’ve figured out a novel way to keep Jimena busy and distracted all afternoon. They’re going to put on a play about the book that inspired their restaurant: Treasure Island. But Jimena’s not just watching the play, she’s in the play, starring as young Jim Hawkins, who finds a map with an X that marks the spot where pirates once buried their treasure. And so begins an adventure that will introduce Jim to the pirate Long Jane Silver and will teach both Jim and Jimena how to be brave and how to judge who’s good and who’s a pirate.
Streaming Video: Sept. 15-Oct. 11, 2020
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The Enchanted Lake/El Lago Encantado (Streaming)
This English and Spanish bilingual play, originally written and performed by students at California Lutheran University, centers around Xochi from an Aztec town in Mexico. Against the advice of the villagers, Xochi travels to collect water from the Enchanted Lake, which is needed to cure a deadly plague. Along the way, Xochi encounters trouble, including Trickster gods of the Jungle, an erupting volcano and magical birds. The brave young girl also has to take on a serpent before reaching the lake. This play teaches about having courage and determination to defeat obstacles and bullies by doing the right thing.
Streaming Video: April 12-May 9, 2021