San Diego Theatre For Youth Program Debuts With Play About Immigrant Child

Playing February 23 - 26th at the Laura R. Charles Theater in National City. 

San Diego’s newest theatre company Bocón, which is dedicated to theatre for youth, is pleased to present the inaugural production of the same name, Bocón, written by Lisa Loomer.

Bocón, written by Lisa Loomer

Directed by Crystal Mercado, Artistic Director for the company, Bocón follows Miguel, a big-mouthed boy on a magical and treacherous journey from his home in Central America, across the border of lights into the United States. With his guitar in hand, a Quetzal feather to protect him, and the unlikely friendship of La Llorona, Miguel inspires audiences of all ages to find their voice and to tell their unique story proudly.

Bocón, which means ‘big-mouth’ in Spanish, is a dedicated theatre for youth organization that aims to tell relevant stories to San Diego families. Bocón is devoted to empowering artists of all ages to create collaborative works of art that voice social perspectives on community stages.

Director of Bocón, Crystal Mercado
Director Crystal Mercado illuminates the necessity of this piece, 
“In a time when immigrants are being targeted by our administration, fears of raids on undocumented people, and concerns about unaccompanied minors crossing borders to go to schools, it is more important than ever to tell and hear these stories, and remember that we are a nation of immigrants. These children are our children, they are our students, they are our community members, and this is our country’s story.”

Bocón will play at the Laura R. Charles Theatre in National City for a limited time. Families are invited to watch the English production, which has accessible ticket pricing for novice theatre goers and budget conscious families. A portion of the ticket and merchandise sales help fund future community programs and full season productions.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 619-500-3115 for box office

Bocón by Lisa Loomer is a LIMITED ENGAGEMENT:

Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Ticket Price: $10 general admission and $5 discounted tickets for children under 12.

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