Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Ave. presents the Northwest premiere of Mijita Fridita by Ajai Terrazas Tripathi for one performance only, Sunday September 18, at 2 pm.

This story of Frida Kahlo’s early life begins against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution. Young Fridita in her family’s blue house in Coyoacan is diagnosed with polio. Bedridden, she escapes into the world of her imagination, meets another girl that looks just like her, and together they journey to the center of the world for a fiesta with the characters of her imaginings.

Her peers taunt her for being different. Her father Guillermo encourages her, and awakens her interest in art with his love of photography. Fridita overcomes hardships, stays true to herself and becomes the legendary artist who continues to inspire people every day.

Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door and students/seniors/veterans are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available at milagro.org or by phone at 503.236.7253. Discounts for groups 15+, and with the Oregon Trail card through the Arts for All program.

Photo by Russell J Young