Multicultural drama. By Carlos Perez.
Cast: 5m., 7w. Street language is filled with derogatory terms for the "halfies"—children of mixed race. The people who believe "black is beautiful" reject them because they're not black enough; Hispanics reject them if they don't speak Spanish; whites reject them because they don't look white enough. Caught Between Two Worlds explores their dilemma through the experiences of Andrea, a vulnerable 15-year-old who wonders to which world she belongs. Carlos Perez's dramatic daring is to cast his heroine with three Andreas representing the children often overlooked: Andrea White wears up-to-date fashions appropriate to a girl interested in being in style; Andrea Brown wears clothes that demonstrate her desire to keep her South American heritage; Andrea Garcia wears clothes that one might find at a garage sale. This play, which deals realistically and dramatically with their need to belong, will resonate with many. It may also bring new insight to the young people who may have dealt with them cruelly. Depending on the ethnic make-up of your community, it is the author's intention that you adapt the play to your own predominant racial mix. Simple set. Approximate running time: 1 hour.