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The Migrant Farmworker's Son

The Migrant Farmworker's Son

By Silvia Gonzalez S.

Product Code: M90000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 3m., 2w. (Extras.)

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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Henry, the son of migrant farmworkers who live in a small town in Arizona, has been encouraged by his mother to assimilate—become American. His father feels isolated from his son by the boy's lack of Spanish (and his own lack of English), a frustration which occasionally finds physical expression. Throughout the play, blue Mexican peasants and fantastical images are used in Felini-like tones to express the migrant life and Henry's frustrations with his duel existence. Henry's friend, Oliverio, an old farmworker, recites poetry to him in the fields under the stars. Embedded in the poems are messages for Henry, to help him understand his father. After a confrontation between father and son, Henry learns of his father's secret pain. When the family unites, they discover that Oliverio was killed in a roll-over tractor accident 15 years ago. It was his spirit that helped the family reconcile. And now, his mission accomplished, the old man exits with the blue Mexican peasants in a scene reminiscent of a Diego Rivera mural.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code M90000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871295514
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.