Mario is a hardworking, struggling auto mechanic in East LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother. In order to honor her memory, cope with his lack of connection with his father, and fulfill an ulterior motive, JJ begins to build machines and arcade games out of leftover cardboard from his dad’s handyman shop. All the while, he is talking to his mother via his dreams, holding onto her memory as tightly as he can. It is through JJ’s imagination and ingenuity that he is able to connect to himself, his family, and his community. In the end, father and son come to an understanding as they look toward a brighter future together.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code J77000
- Cast Size 4
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 60 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781619592759
“At its core, there is such heart in this play.” –Austin360
“A lesson on how fathers and sons communicate with each other. … It’s also a lesson in different learning styles and using your imagination.” – Austin360
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