Who’s Who in the Cast Luis Soto (Flick) is proud to be in this play! He attends Sierra Vista Elementary School. He has performed in Viva! El Paso, and was just recently in Kids-N-Co’s “Dolores”. This marks his first performance at the Playhouse. “I am doing this great play. Enjoy the show!” Ivan Mendoza-Sanchez (Schwartz) is extremely proud to be joining the wonderful cast of A Christmas Story for his first ever performance. His favorite subjects are art and history and also enjoys baseball, basketball and is learning to play piano. ivan thanks his mother and family for their love and support. He also thanks director Veronica Frescas for allowing him to enjoy this valuable experience. Ivan dedicates his performance to his family, grandma and uncle who are in Heaven. Christina Ramirez (Esther Jane) is 10 years old and was born in Minniesota. This is her very first play and is honored to be a part of it. She thanks her parents for their support especially her sister for taking her to rehearsals after getting home from UTEP. Toni Marie Gonzalez (Helen) is 10 years old and in 5th grade at Elfida P. Chavez Elementary School. She is a performer for Viva! El Paso Kids, Kids-N-Co. and UTEP Athletics. She envisions herself one day as a meterologist like her mentor Zach Covey. Hernan Castellanos (Scut Farkas) is in 7th grade at Morehead Middle School and enjoys playing video games and track. He was recently in Kids-N-Co’s Dolores and is performing for the first time at the Playhouse alongside his brother and sister. Micaela Castellanos (Extra) is 10 years old and attends Western Hills Elementary. She enjoys acting and playing the violin. Veronica Frescas (Director) a native El Pasoan, is more comfortable working behind the scenes but has enjoyed the few times she has been on this stage, most recently in Calendar Girls The Women Princess Diana, the Musical, and Our Lady of the Tortilla last season. Veronica most enjoys directing and has had the honor of directing/co-directing a few productions at the Playhouse including Steel Magnolias, A Doll’s House, Princess Diana, the Musical, Our Lady of the Tortilla and The Women. Directing this production is most definitely a highlight working with such a great group of children, parents, and friends.
El Paso Playhouse presentation of A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd Directed by Veronica Frescas