Chimichangas and Zoloft
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 2m, 3f
Suffering from a profound sense of disappointment after her 40th birthday, Sonia flees her family and goes on a binge of prescription Zoloft and greasy chimichangas...
"Ms. Coppel, a young playwright with an intriguing comic voice, has built the play quite neatly, and her two-person scenes have the snap of very good sketch work." - New York Times
"Coppel, a clever writer, flavors her characters' conversations with humor or sarcasm as well as genuine emotion. She has smart things to say about parenting, love and communication, and definitely knows how to create theatrical tension. Serious social issues like homosexuality, teen pregnancy, and use and abuse of both recreational and prescription drugs come in for their share of laughs, but worthwhile points are made about the need for love and understanding amid the complexities of modern life." - Associated Press
"There is something refreshing about the young playwright Fernanda Coppel's approach, informed as much by the Latino culture she writes through as by the questions she addresses about parenting and sexuality." - The New Yorker
"The Mexican-American writer, only 26, brings lively energy and a couple of nice twists to situations we've seen a million times before. She treats all her characters, no matter their faults, with sympathy. And refreshingly, the show takes place in a milieu we rarely see on local stages: Mexican-American middle-class families in LA." - New York Post
- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Los Angeles, California
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
JACKIE MARTINEZ- 15 years old, Mexican-American, a Tom Boy, an old soul.
ALEJANDRO LOPEZ - 38 years old, Mexican, very handsome, a bartender.
RICARDO MARTINEZ - 45 years old, Mexican, quiet beauty, very successful lawyer.
SONIA MARTINEZ - 40 years old, Mexican-American, tired, doesn’t know why she is hurting.
- Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)