Written by Will Inman Directed by Rob Shimko Every year, we handpick the best new play by one of our students and produce the show for your enjoyment. We invite you to support our theatre stars of tomorrow! When Joseph, a gambler who has hit rock bottom, finally wins the lottery, he panics and immediately tries to give it away. Elaine, the manager of Waffle House he frequents and his only real friend, doesn't want the money either and tries to convince Joseph to use it for himself. Meanwhile, the nearby casino is shut down, forcing disgruntled employees to deal with eccentric casino patrons in a dark comedy about success, failure, money, death and waffles.
Imagine the Chinese legend Mulan set in the world of lucha libre – Mexican wrestling. This is Luchadora! The discovery of a wrestling mask prompts Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale about growing up in 1960s Texas. As Lupita's tale unfolds, her life as a teen tomboy comes alive – bike riding with friends, working at her father’s flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical Mask Maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.