Metro Theater Company (an A&E grantee) uses theater to tell important stories that reach young people and adults alike. This fall, legendary painter Frida Kahlo will be brought back to life when the organization mounts “Frida Libre”. Metro will tour the musical to St. Louis area schools September through November. Inspired by the childhood of the legendary Mexican painter, “Frida Libre” is the uplifting story of a young girl who plans to become a doctor and her friend who secretly wishes to be a wrestler. Thrown together on a science project about metamorphosis, the two go on a journey that features original songs and explores the meaning of transformation, bravery, understanding and acceptance.

“By working together, our heroes discover strengths each never imagined they possessed and find the power of their true voice,” said Julia Flood, Metro Theater Company artistic director.

“Frida Libre” brings together science, art history, inclusion and Mexican culture in this musical. The timing is apt, as the show runs through National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), when regional celebrations will include the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival (Sept. 21-23) and the Missouri History Museum’s Dia De Los Meuros (The Day of the Dead) celebration (Oct. 27-28), featuring a public performance of “Frida Libre”.

For more information about “Frida Libre” or Metro Theater Company, visit

For information about public performances of "Frida Libre" view the Know & Go Calendar here.

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