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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José - Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

Richard Montoya

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Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573702204

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth.

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Description

Full Length Play

Satire/Political Satire

Experimental, Parody / Spoof, Docudrama/Historic

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - The Stage: A nearly open empty space.

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

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.

REVIEWS

"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, Read More

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[A] clever, blazing, outrageous satire" - Talkin' Broadway, Read More

“Fast-paced, gleeful, and sly” -  Los Angeles Times, Read More


American Night: The Ballad of Juan José was originally commissioned by The Oregon Shakespeare Festival for American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle.
Developed by Culture Clash & Jo Bonney.

Characters

CASTING

6m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

1 - JUAN JOSE
2 - MARACHIE BAND/ CROOKED COP #1/ CUOTO/ KYLE THE BEAR/ MEXICAN MAN/ HOBO 2 (LEFTY)/ BOB DYLAN/ ANOTHER MAN IN AUDIENCE/ICE/ MAN IN TURBAN/ SHARK/ FARM HAND/ JUAN CORONA/ RONNIE BURKE/ RABBI
3 - MARACHIE BAND/ CROOKED COP #2/ BORDER PATROL OFFICER/ TEDDY ROOSEVELT/ DONA TENCHA/ HOBO 1 (PANCHO)/ FOLEY MAN (MR. KISHI)/ MAN IN AUDIENCE/ SHERRIF JOE/ SUMO WRESTLER/ CUBAN RADIO/ ABELARDO (JUAN JOSE'S FATHER)/ SECT WOMAN 1/ NEIL DIAMANTE
4 - MARACHIE BAND/ LYDIA/CUEVAS/ SAKAJAWEA/ RIALA (MEXICAN WOMAN)/ RALF LAZO/ JOAN BAEZ/ YOUNG LATINA IN AUDIENCE/ ICE
5 - SKINNY TIE 2/ HARRY BRIDGES/ NICHOLAS TRIST/ LEWIS (EXPLORER 2)/ MAN IN ROBE/ ANNOUNCER/ MADRIGAL SINGER/ ICE/ FIDEL CASTRO/ ABE LINCOLN
6 - SKINNY TIE 1/ JOHNNY/ CALVARY OFFICER/ CALVARY OFFICER BLANCHARD/ ASIAN MAN IN AUDIENCE/ ICE/ GAME SHOW HOST/ SECT WOMAN 3/ WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINER
7 - BEN/ SAINT ADRIAN/ PADRE/ HOP LING/ MADRIGAL SINGER/ JACKIE ROBINSON/ POSTAL WORKER/ AFRICAN AMERICAN AUDIENCE MEMBER 1/ GEORGE WASHINGTON/ SECT WOMAN 2/ STATUE OF LIBERTY
8 - MRS. FINNEY/ CALVARY OFFICER/ CLARK (EXPLORER 1)/ WOMAN IN ROBE/ CAVALRY OFFICER SEGUIN/ WOODY (SINGER)/ ANGLO WOMAN IN AUDIENCE/ ICE/ SPOKES MODEL/ SHARK 
9 - VIOLA/ BORDER PATROL OFFICER/ MADRIGAL SINGER/ EMIT TILL/ AFRICAN AMERICAN AUDIENCE MEMBER 2/ ICE/ BEN FRANKLIN/ CELIA CRUZ
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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