¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!

Performance Dates: September 30th - October 22nd
Run Time: 30 Minutes
Best for Ages: 2-5, but fun for the whole family
Year(s) Produced: 2023
An interactive bilingual theater production for our youngest audience members celebrating family, community, and tradition in NYC!

About ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!

It’s the first Sunday in November, and Emily’s Abuelita is running in the NYC marathon! Emily made a sign that reads “¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!” that she wants to hold up as Abuelita runs through the finish line – but she needs your help to travel through the five boroughs and get to Central Park in time to celebrate!

Conceived, written, and directed by Sammy Lopez, ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! is an interactive bilingual, Spanish and English, performance that uses language, music, puppetry, and movement to take your youngest audience members on a journey through the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of New York City.

¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! celebrates and explores the power of community, the joy of intergenerational family relationships, New York City, and the importance of language and traditions.

Playing at

  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Saturday, September 30th at 11:30am and 2pm
  • New York Botanical Garden on Saturday, October 7th at 12:00pm and 2:30pm
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum on Sunday, October 15th at 2pm
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday, October 21st at 1pm and 3:30pm
  • Queens Museum on Sunday, October 22nd at 1pm and 2:30pm

For information on each venue, including price of admission, performance date, and performance time, please choose the event you’d like to attend below.

What Grownups Need to Know
  • ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! is a 30-minute interactive theater piece for ages 2-5
  • The show is bilingual, Spanish and English.
  • Young audience members will be invited to participate in the show.
  • Admission to the venues is required. Pricing varies by venue and more information can be found by clicking on the date you would like to attend.

Show Credits

Conceived, Written, and Directed by Sammy Lopez
Production Stage Manager Krystal Brenes
Assistant Director Frank Ruiz
Production Designer Carmen Martinez
Set Design created in collaboration with Children’s Museum of the Arts

Erika Garcia
Jasmine Maldonado
Maria Victoria Polanco
Talia Lynn Ruiz

Have Questions?

Please email boxoffice@nycchildrenstheater.org and an NYCCT representative will get back to you as soon as possible.

Show Program

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