MEDIA ALERT: Sylvia Mendez will be attending the opening night of Separate is Never Equal on June 10th at 6 p.m.
“SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL”
WORLD PREMIER PLAY BASED ON CHILDREN’S BOOK
7 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, the Mendez family helped end school segregation in California.
Rochester, New York - The Rochester Latino Theatre Company, Inc. (RLTC) brings to life the story of Sylvia Mendez in “Separate Is Never Equal” at MuCCC Theater located on 142 Atlantic Avenue on June 10th & 11th with a 7:30pm show and June 11th & 12th with a 2pm matinee. Tickets are available online at www.mucc.org. $15 advance, $18 at the door, VIP Reception 6pm Friday Night Reception $20 advance, $25 at the Door, catered by Salena’s Mexican Restaurant.
Separate Is Never Equal is written by Don Bartalo and Annette Ramos which tells a little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children. Most associate the fight for school integration with the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954). However, seven years earlier (1947), Mexican-American students in California saw an end to discrimination there. “We have taken on the cause to rewrite American history to include Latino voices with this production. The script and the cast are multi-lingual reflecting the diversity that this play deserves,” said writer Don Bartalo.