Pasco High School’s drama department is tackling the inspiring tale “Stand and Deliver” — and dozens of students and a well-known adult actor are involved.
Performances are at 7 p.m. March 15-17 and 23, and at 2 p.m. March 24 in the school’s auditorium.
The play centers on Jaime Escalante, who taught math in a rough East Los Angeles high school, turning his students into math aces and earning national attention.
Edward James Olmos earned an Oscar nomination portraying Escalante in the 1988 film.
Acclaimed Tri-City actor Sergio Bueno will play Escalante in Pasco High’s production. He attended Columbia Basin College and went on to study theater at Circle in the Square in New York City.
More than 40 Pasco High students are involved in the production.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students in advance at the school ASB office. They’re $8 for adults and $6 for students at the door.
The March 15 performance is “Student Night,” with all Pasco High students getting in for free with a student ID.