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Tacoma Arts Live presents

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
10:00 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Pantages Theater

Advance Tickets (Before November 1): $6.75
Regular Price: $7.75

Please note that this performance is for education groups only, and not the general public.

Best for 3rd - 12th Grade

In 1947, the Year of the Boar, a young girl leaves China with her parents for a new beginning in America... But it's harder than she expected. Through a new love of the Brooklyn Dodgers (especially her hero Jackie Robinson), Shirley begins to feel at home. Based on the book by Bette Bao Lord and told through humor, Chinese and English, and a rich multimedia staging, the play celebrates the bravery and sacrifice of those who bring new perspectives to our country.


Fine Arts – Performance, Film, Puppetry, Multi-media design; Language Arts – Oral History Interviews, Traditional Fables; History/Social Studies - American Immigration Narratives; 1940s-1950s, Civil Rights Movement; Social/Emotional Learning Development – Bravery, Resilience, Community, Racism, Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, and Relationship Skills