Morton Ranch High School Maverick Theatre Company Proudly Presents ¡Bocón!

Morton Ranch High School Maverick Theatre Company Proudly Presents:¡Bocón!, a fable filled with humor and mysticism and song, tells the story of twelve-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles. A natural storyteller and irrepressible “Big Mouth” or “Bocón”, Miguel loses his voice when his parents are taken prisoners and he begins a metaphorical journey north to the City of Angels.

Along the way he meets up with an unusual traveling companion, La Llorona, the legendary “Weeping Woman” of Mexican and Central American mythology. Through their magical friendship, Miguel finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life.

Miguel’s story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world and to any child who is learning the many meanings of finding one’s own “voice.” Said, Brandon Goodman, MRHS Theatre Director. “This high flying and stylized production will warm your heart and fill your soul with humanity!” said Goodman.

We are proud to be showcasing our bilingual talents!  Fifty-four (54) Maverick Theatre Company Cast and Crew students will incorporate, aerial choreography, intricate costume design, special makeup techniques and state of the art lighting and sound effects.

“What makes this show so important for our department and special for our students is the relevancy of the story. Not only does the script incorporate Spanish, but it highlights a heritage that is represented by our community, but that we don’t often get to see on stage. Our students and audiences can connect with the themes of regaining confidence and overcoming adversity and experience multi-cultural theatre- some for the first time.” said Alexis Gette. “I really think it is important for our students to see how theatre is a way of creatively connecting to our society and current events. It’s such an awesome thing as a director to see students from diverse backgrounds engaging in the process of learning the culture in the text and putting together a magical story for our audience members.”

The Maverick Theatre Company cannot wait to share our “voice” with you!

We hope to see you there!

To help offset our costs, the Maverick Theatre Booster Club will offer a variety of fun interactive activities, team merchandise, and an auction that showcases student created artwork during each show.

On behalf of the entire Morton Ranch High School Maverick Theatre Company, we want to send a huge THANK YOU to our valuable sponsors, our beloved family and friends for all their generosity, encouragement and support!