By Andrea Thome
Directed by Jose Zayas
Student Matinee Dates: March 13, 20 & 27 at 10am
Suggested Grades: 8-12
Suggested Classes & Clubs: Advisory, English, Drama, Humanities, Social Studies, History, Civics, Creative Writing, Media Studies, Art, Digital Design, Theater Tech, Model Government, Debate Club
Pinkolandia, which was inspired by the playwright’s own family history, is the story of two young sisters, and their parents (exiled from Chile because of their political activism) who have settled in the strange new land of Reagan-era Wisconsin. There, the girls—one of whom is 12, the other 8—create imaginary worlds to make sense of their family’s past, as their parents try to find their own place in the American Dream—knowing that sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to make your own.
Note: Two River’s curriculum support for Pinkolandia will include content about the 1973 political coup in Chile and its aftermath, as well as other historical and political effects referenced in the play.
Curriculum Guide links:
Pre-Show Questions and Discussions
Pre- or Post-Show Activities
Arpilleras for Pre- or Post-Show Activity
Common Core State Standards Connections
The Pinkolandia Curriculum Guide was written by Gina Grandi for Two River Theater.