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Lydia - Full Length Play, Drama

Lydia

Octavio Solis

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573698163

Winner! 2008 Denver Post Ovation Award, Best Production
Winner! 2008 Henry Award, Outstanding New Play
Nominee! 2010 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, in winter.

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Nudity/Partial Nudity

Winner! 2008 Denver Post Ovation Award, Best Production
Winner! 2008 Henry Award, Outstanding New Play
Nominee! 2010 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical, and magical new play. The Flores family welcomes Lydia, an undocumented maid, into their El Paso home to care for their daughter Ceci, who was tragically disabled in a car accident on the eve of her quincenera, her fifteenth birthday. Lydia's immediate and seemingly miraculous bond with the girl sets the entire family on a mysterious and shocking journey of discovery. Lydia is an unflinching and deeply emotional portrait of a Mexican immigrant family caught in a web of dark secrets. Contains strong language and nudity.


REVIEWS:

"An astonishing, expertly crafted tragedy that seduces and tempts you with its pulsing rhythms and evocative language until it has you fully under its spell." – Denver Post

"Fresh, penetrating, often blissful." – The New York Times

"[Octavio Solis] demands attention with his jazzy mix of Spanglish, poetry, pop lyrics, magical realism and emotional insight." – Variety


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Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f

CECI - the sister, 17
MISHA - the younger brother, 16
RENE - the older brother, 19
ROSA - the mother
CLAUDIO - the father
ALVARO - the cousin, 22
LYDIA - the maid

Videos
  • LYDIA - Interview with playwright Octavio Solis

Author
Octavio Solis

Octavio Solis

Octavio Solis is a playwright and director living in San Francisco. His works John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, Ghosts of the River, Quixote, Lydia, June in a Box, Lethe, Marfa Lights, Gibraltar, The Ballad of Pancho and Lucy, The 7 Visions of Encarnación, Bethlehem, Dreamlandia, El Otro, Man of the Flesh, Prospect, El Paso Blue, Santos & Santos, and La Posada Mágica have been mounted at ... view full profile

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