African Roots/Latino Soul


How many cultures can we be? This vibrant play explores what it means to be Latino, African American, and proud, growing up in the heart of the American melting pot. The story of Celia Cruz, the warmth of mama’s kitchen, and the bustle of city life all play parts in a show that demonstrates that the pulse of the music is the heart of the people. Written with the Young Playwrights' Theater, this is a story of the triumphs of today’s multicultural kids.

Recommended for Ages 6-12 / Grades 1 to 6




Presented by Discovery Theater

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
45 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$6 - $8

Discount Tickets Available Group Tickets $5

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Box Office Phone: 202-633-1322

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 10/04/2017 - 10/26/2017
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Wednesday 10:15am11:30am-
Thursday 10:15am11:30am-
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Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 10/11/2017 (All day)
  • 10/12/2017 (All day)
  • 10/18/2017 (All day)
  • 10/19/2017 (All day)
  • 10/25/2017 (All day)
Performer Role
Production Personnel


Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, , Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
Entered from a copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive between the "Castle" and the Freer Gallery of Art, the S. Dillon Ripley Center houses the International Gallery, The Smithsonian Associates, the Discovery Theater, and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. The Ripley Center also contains a small conference center and meeting rooms.

Getting There

  • Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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