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Bethlehem - Full Length Play, Drama

Bethlehem

Octavio Solis

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573698224

Winner! 2003 National Latino Playwriting Award

A dark work about self-knowledge and the nature of evil, where the devil lives in a godless world. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - El Paso, TX. Mateo's backyard patio and front yard, Lee's motel room.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Winner! 2003 National Latino Playwriting Award
A dark work about self-knowledge and the nature of evil, where the devil lives in a godless world. Lee, accompanied by his photographer girlfriend Dru, arrives in El Paso to interview Mateo, (a convicted murderer recently released), over a period of a few days. During the intense interview process, Lee so empathizes with his subject's life in the past that he merges his own past with it in order to reenact it. The bloody conclusion draws upon the dangers of defining the nature of evil.

REVIEWS 

"What starts very slowly...builds to an effective and chilling climax, with Solis pulling out every stop in a terrific, contrapuntal quartet of memories and murder. " - San Antonio Current, Read More


Bethlehem was first produced by Campo Santo + Intersection in San Francisco, CA in July 2003 under the direction of Octavio Solis.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)

CASTING NOTES

SHANNON and SONIA are played by the same actress. The part of the MEDICAL EXAMINER can be played by DRU or a disembodied recorded voice. BARRY’s voice should be recorded using the voice of the actor playing MATEO.

LEE ROSENBLUM (LEANDRO GUERRA)
MATEO BUENAVENTURA
MRS. BUENAVENTURA (AMA)
MRS. MIRANDA DEWEY
DRU
SHANNON TRIMBLE
SONIA
MEDICAL EXAMINER
BARRY'S VOICE
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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