A Puerto Rican Story


THE MIRACLE CENTER announces auditions for the World Premiere of A Puerto Rican Story a theatrical adaptation written by Antonio & Gloricelly Franceschi.

Directed by Roberto & Griselda Negrón.


2018 Audition Dates:

Wednesday, Oct.  24th from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, Oct. 25th from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 26th from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, Oct. 29th @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 30th @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM




A Puerto Rican Story is an inspiring dramatic play set in the 1960’s that explores the emotional story of a family’s poignant journey to achieve the American dream. A Puerto Rican Story follows the journey of a young Puerto Rican family struggling to make ends meet and hoping for a fresh start in the gold paved streets of America. Uprooting their family from their island home, they make the transatlantic flight to Chicago. Together they will learn that assimilating into the American fabric and landscape will test not only their endurance but also their faith. A Puerto Rican Story is the remarkable account of one family’s unexpected hardships, sacrifices and triumphs.




Auditions will be recorded for viewing by director and choreographer.

Ages: 18 +


Please bring a headshot and resume (9x11 photo of your face with a list of shows you have been in).


Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue.



CLICK HERE for Audition Application, please print, fill out and bring it ready on your audition date.






To book an audition slot, please send your headshot and resume to:

Email Subject: A Puerto Rican Story Auditions






Puerto Rican. Early 20’s , Videogapher who wants to document the struggles Puerto Ricans faced.


Jose Luis

Puerto Rican. Early 40’s, Dedicated husband/ left Puerto Rico to start a new life for himself and family in USA (mainland)



Puerto Rican. Early 40’s , Wife of Jose Luis. Strong willed and gracious



Puerto Rican. 70’s, Elena’s Grandmother. The anchor of the family, who has traveled to the USA (mainland) to help out her daughter, Elena.



Puerto Rican. Early 30’s , Elena’s Brother. Came with Jose Luis to state a new life in the USA (mainland)



Puerto Rican. Teenager, Elena’s youngest Daughter.



Puerto Rican. Teenager, Elena’s youngest Son.



Puerto Rican. Teenager, Elena’s oldest Daughter.


Father Mark

Irish American. Early 50’s – Irish Priest, who helps Jose Luis and his family.


Time Commitment


First Rehearsal: Nov. 1st, 2018


Rehearsal Days:

Thursday, Nov. 1st @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - (Table Read)


Monday, Nov. 5th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 6th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 7th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 8th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Monday, Nov. 12th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Tuesday, Nov. 13th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 14th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 15th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Monday, Nov. 19th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 20th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Wednesday Nov. 21st - Nov. 22nd - NO REHEARSAL (Thanksgiving Break)

Monday, Dec. 3rd - Thursday, Dec. 6th : (Small Theater) 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Monday, Dec. 10th - Wednesday, Dec. 12th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm - (Large Theater)

Thursday, Dec. 13th  @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Small Theater)


Monday, Dec. 17th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 18th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Small Theater)

Wednesday, Dec. 19th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 20th - @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Tech Week

Monday, January 7th -Thursday, Jan. 11th from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, January 12th from 11: 00 am - 6:00 pm


Pick-Up Rehearsal

Tuesday, January 15th : 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Production Dates:

Thursday, Jan. 17th @ 7:30 pm

Friday, Jan. 18th @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 19th @ 7:30 pm

Possible extension

Saturday, Feb. 2nd @ 7:30 pm


The Miracle Center

2311 N. Pulaski Road

Chicago, IL 60639