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Pacific Ridge Alumna's Play Makes Old Globe Debut

Congratulations to Jennifer Curiel '15, whose original play, "Fronteras Hechas del Dinero," debuted at the Old Globe theatre last week as part of the 31st annual festival of Plays by Young Writers
Jennifer, currently a freshman at Whittier College, wrote the play as part of a Playwrights Project program in Pacific Ridge's Advanced Theater class. "Fronteras Hechas del Dinero" tells the story of a 16-year-old Mexican-American girl struggling to reconcile her desire to pursue an education with her responsibilities to family. It was one of just four plays, out of 269 submissions, selected to receive a full, professional production. Pacific Ridge theater teacher Fredreka Irvine and a group of theater students attended the Monday matinee performance and were left impressed by Jennifer's work ."The writing was unique, the acting was authentic, and the story was captivating," Ms. Irvine said. "It was an honor to be able to see such a great production from a Pacific Ridge graduate."