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Oak Grove School – Theater Presentations of A Peasant of El Salvador

The High School Theater students will perform “A Peasant of El Salvador,” a riveting, funny and heart-warming story of a hill farmer and his family against the backdrop of the Salvadoran civil unrest of the 1970s. It tells the story of a peasant named Jesus who has a big heart, a big family and a small piece of land. The peasant, one of hundreds like him, patiently waits for things to change in the face of a military dictatorship, sweeping land reforms, death squads, guerrilla warfare and unprecedented repression. Three narrators take us on a journey to a time and place far removed from us, where the sweat is salty, the corn is sweet, and the feuds are bitter.

Two shows in the High School Student Center. **For parents and students 13+. Bring a friend or neighbor.

Saturday, December 7 • 7:00pm
Sunday, December 8 • 2:00pm

Oak Grove School Student Center • 220 W. Lomita Ave. Ojai


There is plenty of on-campus parking. Turn left at the top of the driveway.

**NOTE: Due to the nature of the content of this script, students must be 13 or older. To understand the age restriction, please know that the play deals with the harsh realities faced in El Salvador at the onset of the civil war. Events shared (NOT enacted), include starvation, death of children due to malnutrition, violence, rape, and abuse of power inflicted on the common man.

For all “Desaparecidos” – the disappeared ones.