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Beaverton City Library Hosts Teatro Milagro's Mijita Fridita
by Holly Hofstead - The Oregon Herald
  Monday April 24, 2017 - 2:52 PM
BEAVERTON, Oregon - Local bilingual theater company Teatro Milagro will present Mijita Fridita on Sunday, May 7, from 3-3:45 p.m. at Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St. The play is based on the life of young Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Presented in English and Spanish, this free production is imaginative and powerful, and suitable for the whole family.

Against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, young Fridita, growing up in her family's house in Coyoacan, is diagnosed with polio. Bedridden, Fridita escapes into the world of her imagination and meets another girl that looks just like her. Together, they journey to the center of the world for a fiesta with all the characters of Fridita's imaginings. Back in the real world, Fridita's peers taunt her for being different, but her father, Guillermo, encourages her and awakens her interest in art with his love of photography. Strong and resilient, Fridita learns to overcome hardships and stay true to herself in order to become the legendary artist that continues to inspire.

Mijita Fridita was written by resident playwright and tour manager, Ajai Terrazas Tripathi, who also plays the role of Fridita's father, Guillermo Kahlo. He is joined by the touring ensemble, which includes Emile Dultra in the lead role and Marlón Jiménez Oviedo and Danielle Pecoff filling out the cast with a variety of characters. Costumes were created by Shenekah Telles and Milagro's signature mural was designed by Quetzal Rivero.

This program is free and open to the public.

Photo: eatro Milagro’s Frijita Midita is based on the life of young Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The Beaverton City Library will host a free performance of the play on Sunday, May 7. (Photo/Russell J. Young/Teatro Milagro)

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