The play is about a famous battle fought on May 5, 1862 between the French troops and Mexican patriots, but also about events before and after the battle. I have always found this historical event in Mexican history very fascinating, and this is what motivated me to write this play.
This play was written for students learning English and Spanish at the intermediate grade level. It allows students at several language levels to participate. It also provides a great opportunity for learning about and appreciating cultural diversity. This play can be adapted to suit a class size of 25 students to a cast of 100.
This play is in English, but narrative scripts in Spanish are provided so that parents who speak Spanish only can enjoy the play.