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Si TV KC/ACTF Latino Playwriting Award
By Elizabeth Otero de Espinoza.

Cast: 6m., 2w. Guillermo, a young Chicano, is searching for his place in the world now that his mother is getting married, for the first time, to an Anglo man. Guillermo demands to know the truth about his real father, but his mother gives him an insufficient answer, as she has all his life. It is on the day of his mother's wedding that Janel, a 23-year-old half-Chicana, half-Anglo woman escaping her problems at New Mexico State University, enters town. She crosses Guillermo's path at the gas station in Las Vegas, New Mexico. With his encouragement, Janel's car is "borrowed" by Jorge, Sammy, and Crespin while Janel is paying for her gas. Guillermo becomes infatuated with Janel and gives her the runaround as to where her car really is. She in turn must endure Guillermo and Frank, the quirky gas station attendant. But while alone, Guillermo and Janel confront racial prejudices about each other and help each other to look beyond these differences. It is not a smooth road nor is it all serious. Along it, Guillermo and Janel have to deal with gas station cappuccino powder, a unicycle, and Nutty Buddy's Blackout Whiskey, not to mention Frank's many anecdotes and philosophies on life. Gas shows that love, indeed, can conquer all and has the power to show the absurdity of racial prejudice. Unit Set. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes.

This play contains strong language.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  G75
Cast Size:  8
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  87
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  90 min.
Target Audience: Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 1583421645
Publication Date: 06/12/2003
Elizabeth Otero de Espinoza is a screenwriter and playwright specializing in comedy. Her professional credits include apprentice staff writer on the Playhouse Disney series My Friends Tigger & Pooh and staff writer on the LATV series The Homies Hip Hop Show. De Espinoza is a theatre graduate of the University of New Mexico and is a recipient of ...More
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