As part of Lane Arts Council’s Fiesta Cultural, Portland based theater company Teatro Milagro comes to Eugene for the play Mijita Fridita on Sunday, October 15 at 4pm at Oregon Contemporary Theatre (194 W Broadway). This bilingual play, based on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, is fun for the whole family and specifically produced for younger audiences!
Against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, young Fridita, growing up in her family’s blue house in Coyoacan, is diagnosed with polio. Bedridden, Fridita escapes into the world of her imagination, meets another girl that looks just like her, and together they journey to the center of the world for a fiesta with all the characters of her imaginings. Back in the real world, her 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.
Tickets are $5 for students K-12 and $10 for adults and can be purchased online through Oregon Contemporary Theatre at or by phone 541-465-1506.
Teatro Milagro provides extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities. For over 30 years, Milagro has given a primary voice to issues affecting the local and national Latino communities, and has introduced a host of new performers to the local arts and education field.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Law Offices of Lourdes Sánchez, PC, Valle-Wuite Family, Oregon Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, and Oregon Contemporary Theatre. Lane Arts Council receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.