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Señora Tortuga
Señora Tortuga
By Roxanne Schroeder-Arce.

Cast: 1m., 3w., with doubling or 1m., 3w., 6 either gender. A celebration of the assimilation of two cultures and languages, this English/Spanish bilingual play uses the wisdom tales of the Mexican culture to give hope to a family faced with too much reality. Young Pedro and his family make their home in a barn on the Mexican border. Pedro complains of having nothing and brings his mother many headaches. On one occastion, she invites a hungry woman to share the family dinner. But this Señora returns time and again to eat and tell fantastical stories of the enchanted serpent and Cucuy of Mexican legend, filling Pedro's nights with heroic, yet frightening dreams. Surprisingly, Pedro is learning from these wisdom tales, but his mother is suspicious of the Señora until it is revealed that Señora Tortuga holds the thread that ties their past dreams to their future. Production notes are available in the script containing details on set and casting. A live musician is suggested to provide impromptu underscoring.

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Contemporary or stylized costumes. Puppets are suggested for the serpent. Simple or elaborate set. Suitable for touring. Approximate Running Time: 50 minutes.

Commissioned and first produced at the Plano Repertory Theatre in Texas.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  SU1
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  35
Royalty:  $50.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $6.95
Approx. Running Time:  50 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 0876024207
Publication Date: 06/01/2007
Roxanne Schroeder-Arce is an artist, scholar and teacher. She currently serves as assistant professor of theatre education at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance. Prior to her current appointment, she taught at Emerson College and California State University, Fresno. Schroeder-Arce received her MFA in drama and theatre for youth from the University of Texas at ...More
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