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Full Length Play
6m, 3f (doubling)
As Juan José feverishly studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country’s toughest times. American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth.
Originally commissioned by The Oregon Shakespeare Festival for American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle.
Developed by Culture Clash & Jo Bonney.
"Richard Montoya’s 'American Night: The Ballad of Juan José,' ... is a lovable hodgepodge of references, historical and pop-cultural, with a deadly serious message at its heart." - New York Times
“Fast-paced, gleeful, and sly” - Los Angeles Times