Se Llama Cristina (Paperback)

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Full Length Play (90 minutes)

2m, 2f

WINNER - 2014 PEN Center Award for Drama

A man and woman awaken from an apparent drugged-out night to find their baby missing. The pair relive their history in order to remember their way back to their child and to try to set things right. This haunted, poetic journey moves through time from past to present to future, and from darkness and doubt to the glimmer of miraculous light.

Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)

MAN (MIKE, MIGUEL, MIKI) - A man in his early 30’s of Mexican descent
WOMAN (VESPA, VESTA, VERA) - A woman, early 30‘s, Mexican descent
ABEL, ABE(SHADOW) - A telephone man in his late 40’s
GIRL - A girl in her late teens of Mexican descent

Praise For…

“Octavio Solis … is an accomplished playwright who knows how to manipulate a situation for maximum psychological insight, and this text appears to be so close to the bone that its subjectivity comes across with raw tension.” – Hollywood Reporter

"Solis' ear for details, for the small things that make one broken romance unlike another, make the dialogue pop.” - San Jose Mercury News 

“A magical realist fable with a side of fried chicken…” - The New York Times 

“Solis' rich intermarriage of gritty expletive-studded and lyrically allusive language carries [Cristina] a long way.” – SF Gate

“Se Llama Cristina retains some of the wild energy and crazy symbolism of [Solis’] early plays, but with a more mature sensibility underneath... If you are interested in edgy contemporary plays, go see it.” – Dallas Morning News
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573704697
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015