Full Length Play
Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - A pecan orchard in Mexico
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Set in modern day Northern Mexico, the Galvan family, led by Matriarch Maite, have come back to their pecan orchard to reclaim their land after she has squandered away their money. In the time they were away, however, the Mexico they once knew has slowly been taken over by a drug war. Focusing on the relationships between sisters, and a mother and her daughters, will these women choose to adapt to the world around them or get left behind?
"El Nogalar provides a strikingly intimate and welcoming bilingual context for examining social class in contemporary Mexico, paralleling the themes explored by Chekhov in The Cherry Orchard's Russia more than a century ago." - The Austin Chronicle, Read More
"El Nogalar lives both in Cekhov’s world and Saracho’s world where class pressure and social turmoil threatens traditional families land and lifestyle in contemporary Mexico." - Chicago Critic, Read More
"Marvelous!...Tanya Saracho is a very detailed writer, and one who brings the Mexican flavor to her work as well as a look from the feamle perspective." - Around the Town Chicago, Read More
El Nogalar premiered in a production by Teatro Vista at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL in March 2011 under the direction of Cecilie D. Keenan.