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La Puta Vida (This Bitch of a Life) - Full Length Play, Drama

La Puta Vida (This Bitch of a Life)

Reinaldo Povod

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Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573662041

"Vivid! Povod's talent glistens." - New York Post

"Marvelous. Povod is an artist. In the lowest misery, he sees hope and human possibility everywhere." - Village Voice
"A raw-edged knockout." - United Press Internati

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$8.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - South of Tomorrow: A shooting gallery; the fall of 1978. 
Nijinsky Choked His Chicken: Apartment in the South Bronx; summertime.
Poppa Dio!: Kitchen in the South Bronx; autumn.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Reinaldo Povod is the 1987 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama.

This extraordinary trilogy of short plays includes South of Tomorrow, Nijinsky Choked His Chicken, and Poppa Dio!

FEE: $75 per performance.

REVIEWS

"Vivid! Povod's talent glistens." - New York Post

"Marvelous. Povod is an artist. In the lowest misery, he sees hope and human possibility everywhere." - Village Voice

"A raw-edged knockout." - United Press International

La Puta Vida premiered at the Public Theater in New York City in December of 1987 under the directioon of Bill Hart.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting, Roles for Children

CASTING NOTES

Off-stage voices required.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

Prologue & Epilogue
PAPO: 20s; Hispanic; lean and handome; walks with a limp; boyish charm.

South of Tomorrow
LOOKOUT: Flexible.
ALLEY BOY: A 17 year old hispanic.
RANDY: A black man in his mid-30s.

Nijinsky Choked His Chicken
RAISIN: 12 year old boy; sturdy and handsome.
CHINO: Late 20s; Hispanic; sharp, distinct speech with a quick and virile mind.

Poppa Dio!
ANGELO: Mid-30s; Hispanic; tall, restless abnd commanding.
MAFIA: 50 years old; mother of Angelo; young, eager, and well built; from Puerto Rico.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Reinaldo Povod

Reinaldo Povod

Reinaldo Povod, known to his friends as Rei, grew up on the Lower East Side as the son of a Puerto Rican mother and a Cuban father of Russian descent. In 1977, his play Cries and Shouts played at the Nuyorican Poets Café, where Mr. Povod was a protege of Miguel Piñero. Bill Hart brought Mr. Povod to the attention of Joseph Papp, who invited him to become a resident playwright at the Public Theater ... view full profile

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