BOSTON – Emerson College student Alec Pacheco of Lake Elsinore participated in the Emerson Stage production of Carlos Murillo’s “Augusta and Noble” during their 2019-2020 season. Performances ran through Oct. 17-20, at the Robert J. Orchard Stage in Boston.
“Augusta and Noble” is directed by Michelle Aguillon and tells the story of West Town teenager Gabi Castillo, who is admitted to a selective enrollment high school, instantly putting her parents on edge. They fear that the crosstown journey will expose both their undocumented status and their daughter to unforeseen dangers. The show brilliantly tackles themes of both immigration and family secrets from all sides, and resonates with young audiences.
Pacheco, who is majoring in theater and performance and a member of the class of 2022, played Reymundo Castillo.
At Emerson Stage, students in the Department of Performing Arts apply skills learned in the classroom to fully produced performances. The next generation of actors, designers, stage managers, technicians, administrators and educators work alongside distinguished faculty, professional staff and visiting artists to perfect their skills, build their resumes and deepen their understanding of their craft and the role theater plays in enriching communities.
Based in Boston, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theater District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The college has 3,780 undergraduates and 670 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson College is known for its experiential learning programs in Los Angeles, Washington, the Netherlands, London, China and the Czech Republic as well as its new Global Portals, with the first program launching this fall in Paris. The college has an active network of 39,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit www.emerson.edu.
Submitted by Emerson College.