"Breathtaking in every way." - Charles Whaley, TotalTheater.com
"...Tackles the hot-button issue of illegal immigration." - David Shreward, Backstage
"The hot-button topic of controlling illegal immigration is presented in a highly personal context, so that the characters make choices based on distinct and individual motivations that are well delineated in the writing. It is an engrossing drama" – Keith Waits, Theatre Louisville
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: The present. On and around the U.S./Mexico border in southern New Mexico.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- 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)
ZELDA PRESTON, 35, Anglo-American. Originally from Fronteras, she left her father’s farm at sixteen, returning only for sporadic visits in the intervening years. At the beginning of the play, it has been about 20 years since the farm was her home. She is of Fronteras,
but also a stranger there.
ANGIE (OCHOA) ZELAYA, 34, Mexican-American. Married to Carl, she is a lifelong Fronteras resident. She works the underground economy, cutting hair, cleaning houses, and selling home-made foods.
COOPER (“COOP”) DANIELS, early 60s, Anglo-American. Lifelong Fronteras resident. A commercial pecan grower and the local spokesperson for the civilian border defense organization Citizens Alliance.
CHUY GALLEGOS, mid-50s. Born in Mexico, he came to the U.S. as a very young man. An expert on pecan farming, he has served as the Preston farm’s foreman more than thirty years.
INES (OCHOA) SANDOVAL, 21, Mexican-american. Lifelong Fronteras resident and Angie’s younger sister. Six months pregnant, she lives alone in a trailer on the outskirts of Fronteras. Her husband of two years, Georgie, is stationed in Iraq.
- Ensemble cast
- Multicultural casting
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)