THE REVOLUTION OF EVELYN SERRANO

There are two secrets Evelyn Serrano is keeping from her family - her true feelings about growing up in their Spanish Harlem neighborhood, and her attitude about Abuela, her sassy grandmother who's come from Puerto Rico to live with them. Then suddenly like an earthquake, events erupt that change everything. The Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group, set the street's garbage on fire, igniting a...
There are two secrets Evelyn Serrano is keeping from her family - her true feelings about growing up in their Spanish Harlem neighborhood, and her attitude about Abuela, her sassy grandmother who's come from Puerto Rico to live with them. Then suddenly like an earthquake, events erupt that change everything. The Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group, set the street's garbage on fire, igniting a powerful protest. When Abuela steps in to take charge, Evelyn is thrust into the action. Through it all, Evelyn learns important truths about her Latinx identity, and the history makers who shaped Nuyorican history forever.

Based on the acclaimed young adult novel by award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano ("Sesame Street") and infused with actual news accounts from 1969, this stage adaptation captures this fiery, unforgettable moment of history when young Latinx took control of their destinies.
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THE REVOLUTION OF EVELYN SERRANO

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    14 Jan. 2021
    A powerful look into the change that takes place when a community is shaken politically and one comes to understand her history and identity in a way that quickly grows her to take a position of leadership. Well done.

Development History

  • Residency
    ,
    Carnegie Mellon University
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    New Hazlett Theatre
    ,
    2021