The Paradise Center for the Arts presents the one-act play "Help Wanted", performed by Teatro del Pueblo this Wednesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m.  It's free.  There will be a cast Q&A and appetizer reception with food provided by El Colibri Restaurante following the 55 minute performance in the Paradise lobby.

Paradise Executive Director Kristin Twitchell will be on our KDHL AM Minnesota program at 9:30 this morning and a couple other guests will join us by telephone.  Twitchell says "Help Wanted" is appropriate for high school aged kids through adults.  This one-act play tells the story of impoverished immigrants who come to Minnesota to seek a better life and to help their family in Mexico.

Three actors portraying multiple roles present scenes depicting life in Mexico, a dangerous border crossing, unionizing efforts, detention by the INS, and demonstrations in support of the hotel workers.  The play includes an educational supplement for use in classrooms and discussions.

Teatro del Pueblo is a small, non-profit Latino theater located in St. Paul, Mn.  It started in 1992 and is still located on the city's west side in the heart of St. Paul's Latino population.

This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and it's arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people on November 4, 2008.

More information is available at www.paradisecenterforthearts.org.

If you can't listen at 9:30 a.m. come back here at your leisure and listen to the show.  The show is below

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Teatro del Pueblo Cleaning Scene. Photo provided by Paradise Center for the Arts