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Miz Lena\'s Backyard
Miz Lena's Backyard
By Jan Villarrubia.

Cast: 2m., 2w. A maternal, funny busybody, Lena sits in her yard all day long trying to lure neighbors in, tempting them with lemonade and gossip. Completely alone, but refusing to be lonely, Lena has fabricated an incredible fantasy world to escape her tragedies—her husband, John's recent death, the failure of her only son, Monk, to return from Vietnam and her own impending death. An 18-year-old Amerasian of Vietnamese descent moves in next door, and Lena quickly incorporates her into the fantasies, which get more elaborate and begin to take over her life. Finally, as years of vivid memories unfold, Lena accepts that Monk will never return and makes her decision to do nothing about the lump, which she knows to be cancer. Instead, she looks forward to joining her son and her husband in the afterlife. Described as "romantic, tragic and comic," this play deals with death and loss in a surprisingly humorous way. One ext. set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  M85
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  47
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 0871293021
Jan Villarrubia is a native of New Orleans. She has won numerous fellowships, grants and awards for her plays including the Theatre Fellowship from the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. Her full-length plays include: Miz Lena's Backyard; Night Blooming Cereus; Odd Fellows Rest; Turning of the Bones and Yellow Roses That Big. In the ...More
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