Santa Clara University - SCU•Presents Arts for Social Justice
Looking to schedule an educational play for your school?
Breaking Through - Francisco Jiménez - adapted by Leo Cortez
In this sequel to The Circuit, we pick up the story of Pancho and his family after they’ve been deported to Mexico. In a brave move to return to Santa Maria, the family applies for legal entry to the United States. But in the months and years that follow, Francisco and his family face poverty, long hours of field labor, and prejudice. These hardships are lessened for Pancho, as his dream to continue his education at Santa Maria High School becomes a reality. Until a division between father and son grows when Francisco gets a scholarship to attend college. It quickly becomes clear that the family’s financial future is destined for failure if the family does not stay together.
About the Tour:
About the outreach tour:
- Local school sites between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., March 13, 15, 19, 20, 21 and are adaptable to multipurpose rooms, libraries or auditoriums.
- Santa Clara University’s Louis B. Mayer Theatre at 10:30 a.m.,
- March 12,14,18, 22 for schools who would like to visit a college campus.
- FREE Evening Performance at 7:00 p.m. March 14.
- A fee of $350 per performance.
- Grant Available - Schools may be eligible for performance cost assistance and a bus stipend through an Arts for Social Justice grant.
- Teacher's Guides are provided online to assist teachers with pre- and post-performance activities.
- Post-performance discussions with the actors are offered as part of the package.
- Maximum audience attendance must be limited to 350 per performance at the local school site and 496 at Santa Clara University.
- At your school, we prefer a minimum performance space that is no smaller than 20 feet by 20 feet, and require 8 feet in height.
- Bookings are currently available for the Silicon Valley region.