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The Miracle Center debuts world premiere theatrical adaption of ‘There’s a Coquí in my Shoe!’ as part of DESTINOS

9/12/2018, noon | Updated on 9/12/2018, noon
The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski Rd. in Chicago’s Logan Square/ Hermosa community, presents the world premiere of Th ere’s ...
There’s a Coquí in My Shoe! by The Miracle Center’s Playwright, Roberto J. Negrón, is an adaptation of Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli’s children’s book about Puerto Rico’s national mascot, the Coquí (little tree frog, pronounced “co-kee”).

The Miracle Center debuts world premiere theatrical adaption of ‘There’s a Coquí in my Shoe!’ as part of DESTINOS

The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski Rd. in Chicago’s Logan Square/ Hermosa community, presents the world premiere of There’s a Coquí in My Shoe! as part of DESTINOS – the 2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.

Performances are Sept. 21-Oct. 13: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information, visit The Miracle Center. org or call (773) 276-5933.

There’s a Coquí in My Shoe! by The Miracle Center’s Playwright, Roberto J. Negrón, presented by The Miracle Center’s Adult Theater Ensemble, is an adaptation of Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli’s children’s book about Puerto Rico’s national mascot, the Coquí (little tree

frog, pronounced “co-kee”).

A young boy named Armando surprisingly discovers a coquí in his red shoe. Carlito the Coquí is lost and cannot find his way home to the rainforest.

Armando befriends Carlito and anxiously waits for the following day to accompany his mother, Lola, to sell their pushcart of piraguas (pee-rah-gwas) (snow cones) to the Puerto Rican children. See in this charming tale how Carlito the Coquí and Armando’s friendship blossoms. Find out whether or not Carlito the Coquí will find his way home with the help of Armando, and if Armando and his mother will sell their mouth-watering piragüas.

There’s a Coquí in My Shoe! is a distinctive and delightful story celebrating Puerto Rico’s national treasure, the coquí. It splendidly captures, in breathtaking illustrations, the vibrant color, culture, flora (plant kingdom), and fauna (animal kingdom) of the island. Full of yummy tastes, bright colors, and dramatic sounds, Puerto Rico’s cultural importance is described in the scenes and places including El Morro, El Yunque National Forest, Old San Juan, Casa Rosa, and Puerto Rico’s white, sandy beaches.

The Miracle Center’s (TMC) mission is to use the performing and visual arts as a tool for personal and professional growth via self-expression for youth and adults. TMC nurtures and encourages the development of the next generation of professional artists by offering them opportunities to perform and exhibit their work.

For more information, visit TheMiracleCenter.org or call (773) 276-5933.