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Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

By Josefina López.

Product Code: R60000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 5w.

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Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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Synopsis

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this is the outrageously funny story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. And while they work, hiding from the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service), they talk... about their husbands and lovers, their children, their dreams for the future. The story is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest among them. Just graduated from high school, Ana dreams of getting out of the barrio and going off to college and becoming a famous writer. Although she needs the money, Ana doesn't like working at the factory and has little respect for the coworkers, who make fun of her ambitions and what they consider her idealistic feminist philosophies. However, Ana keeps coming to her job and chronicling her experiences in a journal. As the summer unfolds, she slowly gains an understanding and appreciation of the work and the women, eventually writing an essay that wins her a journalism fellowship which will take her to New York City. This play, a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code R60000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 75 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871297259
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"A big success. Three nights, nearly 1,000 people in attendance. [A local newspaper review stated that] "The dialogue, sprinkled with Spanish phrases, is funny even when it is painful.""
Review by Salome Martinez Lutz, Teatro Nuevo Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Cellar Theater San Antonio Texas 8/16/2019 9/1/2019
Kalita Humphreys Theater Dallas Texas 4/26/2019 5/19/2019
Pasadena Little Theatre, Black Box Pasadena Texas 7/27/2018 8/5/2018
The Justice Theater Project Raleigh North Carolina 11/9/2018 11/11/2018
Center Players, Inc Freehold New Jersey 7/26/2019 8/18/2019
Mesa Encore Theatre Mesa Arizona 10/5/2018 10/21/2018
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Austin Texas 8/2/2018 8/19/2018
Selma Arts Center Selma California 9/7/2018 9/16/2018
San Diego Repertory Theatre San Diego California 9/17/2018 9/17/2018

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