Elk Grove, CA – This November, Wolfpack Performing Arts will present the high school premiere of Conrad Panganiban’s Welga, a Filipino American coming-of-age story of a high school teen, Johnny Montalban, whose dreams of becoming a famous musician clash with his mother’s dream of him first earning his diploma. Set in San Francisco’s SOMA Neighborhood, the play explores family conflict against the backdrop of today’s educational system, ongoing community pressures, and the legacy of Filipinos in the farm labor movement that sparked the 1965 Delano Grape Strike.
Wolfpack Performing Arts is the award-winning performing arts company of Cosumnes Oaks High School and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School. Each year, the company produces four instrumental and vocal concert series, a mainstage dance production (HYPE Dance Co), and four mainstage theatrical productions each year. Our company strives to provide students with a professional experience in the performing arts. To achieve this goal, WPA employs professional teaching artists who serve as directors, choreographers, and musicians during our musical season. Our company is one of the few companies in the region that continues to perform musicals with a full, live orchestra of 25+ members.
Opening night for Welga is Friday, November 8 @ 7 PM. Show dates and times are as follows:
November 14 @ 6 PM
November 8 & 15 @ 7 PM
November 15 & 16 @ 2 PM and 7 PM