Green Room Theatre Company (GRTC) is proud to present ‘Maggie Magalita’ by Wendy Kesselman (Tony nominee for The Diary of Anne Frank). This moving bilingual drama covers such topics as bullying, assimilation, and intergenerational relationships.

Directed by GRTC Artistic Director David Catanzarite, this Coachella Valley touring production features Maggie (Melissa Luna,) a teenager who upon immigrating to America, faced severe bullying in elementary school because she could only speak Spanish.  Now, as a high school student who has found academic and social success, Maggie struggles to reconcile her immigrant and poverty background, when her Spanish speaking abuela (Norma Marcus,) comes to live with Maggie and her working mother Elena (Rebecca Luna) in their tiny apartment.  Maggie must now find the balance between her re-awakened Latina roots and the life she has created in America.

This production and educational weekly discussion groups on bullying prevention and theatre training are in partnership with Boo2Bullying and the Ophelia Project, and are made possible by the generous grant donations awarded to the GRTC by the California Arts Council. Inland Empire Community Foundation, and the Anderson Children’s Foundation.

Maggie Magalita touring schedule runs March 8–March 30.


Grace Church, Desert Hot Springs. Show runs the weekend of March 8th.

Joslyn Center, Palm Desert. Show runs the weekend of March 16th.

Jesse O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, Palm Springs. Show runs the weekend of March 22.

Coachella Library-Community Room, Coachella. Show runs the weekend of March 29.

Ticket prices range from $5-$18. No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.  Free tickets can be requested through email at:

For tickets and showtimes please visit the Green Room Theatre Co. website at:

Green Room Theatre Co. is a 501(C)3 non-profit theatre company in its fifteenth successful season serving culturally and economically diverse communities throughout the Coachella Valley.

Office: (760) 696-2546. Location: 1515 Sixth Street, Coachella, CA 92236

Mailing Address: PO Box 40, Coachella, CA 92236.