April 3, 2015
First Stage's next show celebrates grandmothers, brave girls, strong women — and wrestling, specifically the Mexican tradition of lucha libre wrestling. Playwright Alvaro Saar Rios can explain it in an elevator pitch: the folk tale of Mulan set in the world of lucha libre.
First Stage opens the world premiere of Saar Rios' "Luchadora!" on April 10 at the Marcus Center. It's not their first collaboration: Saar Rios adapted Lois Ehlert's "Mole Hill Stories" for a First Stage production in 2013.
When Saar Rios, an assistant professor of theater at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was growing up in Texas, he loved to watch wrestling.
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