The House on Mango Street

September 2-September 25, 2016

Written by Sandra Cisneros

Directed by José Rubén De León

Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn’t want to belong — not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza’s story is that of a young Latina coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

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“On Sunday, September 11, Sandra Cisneros finally attended the José Rubén De León-directed stage version of The House on Mango Street at The Classic Theatre. Her verdict? Two enthusiastic thumbs up… and a few tears down her cheek.” “Sandra wept most of the time,” De León told the Current. “She thanked each actor personally, signed their scripts and wept some more.”

- Enrique Lopetegui, San Antonio Current Read More

“Director José Rubén De León resurrects The House on Mango Street with fervor and grace, orchestrating an engaging production emphasizing the many talents of the cast.” “Thrust into the role of Younger Esperanza a mere eight days prior to opening, Bella Villarreal naturally portrays the innocence of the lead role…”

- Jenni Morin, Theatre for Change Read More

“A gifted ensemble of six…” “Pantoja brings her usual depth to the role, looking back on her childhood with affection and some wistfulness.” “(I)t’s a strong start to Classic's new season."

- Deborah Martin, Read More

Photography by Siggi Ragnar


Arianna Angeles

Maria A Ibarra

Gypsy Pantoja

Eraina S Porras

Gabriel Sanchez

Joshua Segovia

Salvador Valadez

Bella Villarreal

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