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House of Ramon Iglesia, The - Full Length Play, Drama

House of Ramon Iglesia, The

Jose Rivera

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573619045

"It's a play about a bright, Americanized son's tortured efforts to break away from his immigrant parents, a break that can't be made until the assimilated hero learns to accept the ethnic heritage that he has spent his life trying to suppress."

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - Holbrook, Long Island, NY
February 1980

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Jose Rivera is the 1992 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
This probing drama by a very talented new Hispanic playwright was a co winner of a very prestigious national playwrighting contest sponsored by CBS, and was produced successfully in NYC by the excellent Ensemble Studio Theatre.

REVIEWS

"It's a play about a bright, Americanized son's tortured efforts to break away from his immigrant parents, a break that can't be made until the assimilated hero learns to accept the ethnic heritage that he has spent his life trying to suppress. The play's vigor derives from the firm delineation of the daily life of the Iglesias, who live in a dilapidated house bereft of a phone, water and a working furnace. In the hands of a less assured writer these squabbles could easily look like ridiculous Latin caricature. Here they become entirely credible articulations of the conflicts within a family that no longer shares a common tongue." - New York Times

"A fine ... sensitively written ethnic drama." - Other Stages

The House of Ramon Iglesia premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City in March of 1983 under the direction of Jack Gelber.
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CASTING

5m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Multicultural casting

DOLORES IGLESIA
CAROLINE
JULIO IGLESIA
CHARLIE IGLESIA
RAMON IGLESIA
JAVIER IGLESIA
NICK CALLA
Author
Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera is the Obie Award winning author of Marisol, Cloud Tectonics, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, and Boleros for the Disenchanted, among many others. His screenplay for The Motorcycle Diaries received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. view full profile

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