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Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown
Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown
By Guillermo Reyes.

Cast: 1m. (May be performed by as many as 7 actors.) This series of comedic monologues, which the New York Times called "Glorious," chronicles the lives of various Latino immigrants dealing with transcultural shock of race and gender identity known as the "Hispanic breakdown." The play is bracketed by the misadventures of the naive Frederico or "The Gay Little Immigrant That Could" who arrives in Los Angeles during the first day of the 1992 riots and believes he's witnessing the filming of another Lethal Weapon sequel. Other characters include Vinnie, a kept boy being asked to leave the home of his wealthy sugar daddy because he's turned 30; Edward, a Latino actor passing for Anglo who gets a Latino part and has to deal with his real identity; the Demon Roommate, a lonely young man with an apartment a little too close to the airport; Paco, a Cuban restauranteur who was imprisoned by the Communists in Cuba for being gay and has now been exiled by his right-wing Miami family for the same reason; the Teacher, a stuffy, sexually repressed English-language instructor who abuses his Latino students when they can't learn properly the "language of Princess Di"; and La Gitana, a drag Flamenco dancer struggling with AIDS as he stages his final performance. The play ends with Federico's final misadventure as he tells of his newly found romance, a better job and his acquisition of citizenship in a grand, positive finale. "Some of the characters seem to be hanging onto their American existence by a thread, but make no mistake, these are tough, tenacious men." Unit set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  MB5
Cast Size:  1
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  42
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  55 min.
Categories
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 0871298996
Biographies
Guillermo Reyes' plays include Chilean Holiday, Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown, Deporting the Divas, Miss Consuelo, Allende by Pinochet, The West Hollywood Affair, The Seductions of Johnny Diego and others. Chilean Holiday was produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and published in Humana Festival '96: The Complete Plays (Smith and Kraus). Men on the Verge won the ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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