Stand and Deliver

by Ramon Menendez & Tom Musca, Adapted for the Stage by Robert Bella

Stand and Deliver

Originally a motion picture released by Warner Brothers, this Oscar-nominated drama is the compelling true story of a dedicated East Los Angeles teacher who surmounts overwhelming odds in his quest to turn inner-city students into whiz kids. When Jaime Escalante leaves a career in engineering to teach high school math, he is assigned to a barrio school with a reputation for gangs, drugs and dropouts, an ill-funded school that is also in imminent danger of losing its accreditation. Still, his quirky sense of humor, antics and offbeat teaching methods mesmerize and motivate his students. Escalante sets the tough goal for his students to take the AP Calculus Test. They all pass! However, the Educational Testing Service invalidates the scores because of the unusual similarity of wrong answers. Reluctantly, the students agree to retest. This play chronicles the real-life efforts of a teacher who stopped at nothing to support and defend his students. Stand and Deliver serves as a love letter to Latin American excellence and perseverance.

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Performance Dates & Times

April 6, 2023 - 7:00pm

April 7, 2023 - 7:00pm

April 8, 2023 - 2:00pm

April 8, 2023 - 7:00pm


Nick Chapel Theater

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby, upper level seating, and facilities are accessible via an elevator inside the entrance to the Trumbull Head of College's office.

Patron Information


Jaime Escalante
Diego Rodriguez
Blanca Molina
Raquel Ortega
Claudia Camejo
Isabella Walter-Meade
Guadalupe Escobar
Ana Delgado
Rafaela Fuentes
Javier Perales
Pancho Garcia
Tito Guitano
Angel Guerra
Michaell Santos
Jose Marin-Lee
Hector Delgado/Dr. Ramirez/Police Officer
Andrik Garcia
Dr. Pearson/Security Guard
Araya Miller
Ensemble/Secretary (u/s) Ana Delgado
Naima Blanco-Norberg
Carlos Torres

Production Team

Montserrat Rodriguez
Stage Manager
Set Designer
John Donovan
Sound Designer
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Graphic Designer
Montserrat Rodriguez
Graphic Designer