The Smartest Girl in the World


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Event Status
Nov. 30, 2023, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Dec. 1, 2023, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 2, 2023, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 2, 2023, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Dec. 3, 2023, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (map)

By Miriam Gonzales

Directed by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

They’ve got a plan. Leo and Lizzy Martinez want to be the smartest kids in the world! The children of hardworking immigrants, big brother Leo has convinced his little sis that being smart is the key to helping their family escape a tough, uncertain reality. The first step in the plan—Leo will win the local TV kids’ quiz show. But when their parents refuse to let him join the quiz team, Lizzy learns there’s something deeper driving Leo—something that makes life that much more challenging and unpredictable for her brother and her family. The Smartest Girl in the World takes a look at the bonds of family and the key to facing life’s challenges together.

View the playbill for The Smartest Girl in the World.

The Smartest Girl in the World will be touring to Austin-area schools October 16 - November 15, 2023. Contact for more information about booking a performance at your school. 


November 30, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.
December 1 at 7:00 p.m. 
December 2-3 at 1:00 p.m. 

Education Resource Guide for The Smartest Girl in the World

Reviews and Inside Look 


Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

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