Theater Arts Premiers ‘Stand and Deliver’, dedicated to local math teacher

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Department of Theater Arts presents a new show Sept. 30 based on the true story and Oscar-winning film “Stand and Deliver” about Jamie Escalante, a high school math teacher in the east. from Los Angeles that transforms the lives of its students with unorthodox teaching methods.

The SRJC Theater Arts Department will host a preview reception honoring Maestro Roberto Ramirez, a Sonoma County math teacher who, like the show’s main character, has been teaching math and inspiring Latinx students for decades. decades. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. on the terrace of the Burbank Studio Theater; the show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Burbank Auditorium Studio Theater.

“Stand and Deliver” is part of the Herencia Seriesa month-long group of events at SRJC promote Latin and indigenous culture.

Director Elizabeth Dale hopes to use “Stand and Deliver” as inspiration to overcome the social injustices facing the Latinx community.

“I want the audience to walk away with that feeling of ‘I can do it too! I can do it! I can help teach people how to stand up and deliver, and I can stand up and deliver myself. », »said Dale.

SRJC onelumnus and Sonoma Valley High School graduate Danny Banales gives back to the college community by playing the lead role.

The play will run at 7:30 p.m. on October 1, 5, 6, 7, and 20 and at 2 p.m. on October 2, 8, and 9. Tickets are $20 for students, seniors and youth or $25 for general admission and can be purchased on lineby e-mail to [email protected], by phone at (707) 527-4307 or at the box office one hour before the show. Stage manager Grace Reid said the estimated running time was 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

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