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The Mole Hill Stories

by Alvaro Saar Rios
directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios

​In this bilingual adaptation of Lois Ehlert's Mole's Hill, Moon Rope & Cuckoo, Topo discovers just how marvelous our lives can be when we appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us. With the help of her friends, Topo learns how to reach for the stars and her dreams.  ​

October 07, 2023 - November 04, 2023
DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre

The cast features Nathan Bradley (Snake / Lake / Dove / Grass / Hill / Rooster / Rope), EG Canzano (Raccoon / Dove / Dog / Rope), Maxine Coltin (Moon / Grass / Hill / Dove), Ollin Barraza Fernandez (Fox / Parrot / Dog), Pedro Arturo Jimenez (Cucú / Grass / Hill), Alex Perez (Zorillo / Parrot / Rooster / Rope), Robbyn T. Simone (Topo), Erik Ventura (Owl / Maple / Grass / Hill / Rope).

T​he creative team includes lighting design by Zachary C.​ Fonder, scene design by Devin Meseke, sound design by Vija Lapp, projection design by Andres Fiz, costume design by Anna Finerty, wig and makeup design by Erin Kennedy Lundsford, technical direction by Grace Adams, dramaturgy by Ember Skye Sappington and Katherine Shuert, choreography by Amanda Ramirez, production stage management by Joshua Clewis, and stage management Bruno Díaz Miranda. 

Special Events:

Saturday, October 7 - Opening Day Giveaway!  Drawing for Lois Ehlert' book bundle signed by the playwright & company plus a post-show discussion with the playwright​

Saturday, October 14 - Post-show discussion with the designers

Saturday, October 21 - Sensory Friendly 

Saturday, October 28 - ASL Interpreted

Saturday, November 4 - Audio Description