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Chimichangas and Zoloft - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Chimichangas and Zoloft

Fernanda Coppel

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573701641

by Fernanda Coppel
Suffering from a profound sense of disappointment after her 40th birthday, Sonia flees her family and goes on a binge of prescription Zoloft and greasy chimichangas...

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Los Angeles, California

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs, Intense Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Suffering from a profound sense of disappointment after her 40th birthday, Sonia flees her family and goes on a binge of prescription Zoloft and greasy chimichangas.  Sonia’s rebellious daughter Jackie and her best friend Penelope hatch a plan to lure Sonia back home, while their fathers struggle with a secret association of their own. This irreverent story examines the search for happiness and the mysteries of sexuality through the eyes of two brazen teenagers.

REVIEWS

"Ms. Coppel, a young playwright with an intriguing comic voice, has built the play quite neatly, and her two-person scenes have the snap of very good sketch work." - New York Times

"Coppel, a clever writer, flavors her characters' conversations with humor or sarcasm as well as genuine emotion. She has smart things to say about parenting, love and communication, and definitely knows how to create theatrical tension. Serious social issues like homosexuality, teen pregnancy, and use and abuse of both recreational and prescription drugs come in for their share of laughs, but worthwhile points are made about the need for love and understanding amid the complexities of modern life." - Associated Press

"There is something refreshing about the young playwright Fernanda Coppel's approach, informed as much by the Latino culture she writes through as by the questions she addresses about parenting and sexuality." - The New Yorker

"The Mexican-American writer, only 26, brings lively energy and a couple of nice twists to situations we've seen a million times before. She treats all her characters, no matter their faults, with sympathy. And refreshingly, the show takes place in a milieu we rarely see on local stages: Mexican-American middle-class families in LA." - New York Post

World Premiere Presented by Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City, 2012
Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

PENELOPE LOPEZ - 16 years old, Mexican-American, Sassy, doesn’t understand her own beauty.
JACKIE MARTINEZ- 15 years old, Mexican-American, a Tom Boy, an old soul.
ALEJANDRO LOPEZ - 38 years old, Mexican, very handsome, a bartender.
RICARDO MARTINEZ - 45 years old, Mexican, quiet beauty, very successful lawyer.
SONIA MARTINEZ - 40 years old, Mexican-American, tired, doesn’t know why she is hurting.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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