Lucy and the Conquest

by  Cusi Cram

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  5m, 3f

"Lucy and the Conquest is a wild ride." – Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle

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Lucy and the Conquest

by  Cusi Cram

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Pill popping Lucy Santiago heads to her family home in Bolivia after being fired from the syndicated hit "Beach Detectives". All she wants to do is forget her troubles but her wildly eccentric family and a mysterious spirit that lives under Simon Bolivar's campaign bed won't let her. Lucy is forced to confront her own troubled history as well as the history of a conquered people.
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"Lucy and the Conquest is a wild ride. – Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle

"This is going to be what's called a rave review...Lucy and the Conquest, written by Cusi Cram, is a triumph for this offers uniformly stunning performances and an original script that captures the imagination." – Carol King, Schenectady Daily Gazette


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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance



  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Miami Airport, a house in La Paz, Bolivia.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


5m, 3f
LUCY SANTIAGO – 24-28. She is half Bolivian but grew up mostly in New York.
JUAN RICARDO SANTIAGO – 50-60. He is Lucy’s father. He is a South- American gentleman.
TOMMY – 25-30. Lucy’s boyfriend. He is American.
LILA – 30-40. She is Bolivian but has traveled with the airlines. She has the personality of a conquistador.
PACHA SANTIAGO – is very, very old. She is Lucy’s grandmother. She is sometimes out of her mind and sometimes lucid. Speaks with an accent. She is Bolivian.
THE GRINGO (a.k.a Juan Alberto Santiago) – 35-45. He is Lucy’s first cousin. He speaks with a slight accent. There is something hysterical about him. He is Bolivian.
INCA MAN – is the collective soul of all the Incas. He is anywhere from 20-60.
DREW GOLD – 25-30. Lucy’s agent. He is American.
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

Juan Ricardo and Inca Man can be played by the same actor and Tommy and Drew Gold can also be doubled.



Cusi Cram

Cusi Cram's plays include: Dusty and the Big Bad World (Denver Theater Center), Lucy and the Conquest (Williamstown Theater Festival), All the Bad Things (LAByrinth Theater Company at the Public Theater), Fuente (Barrington Stage, and O'Neill Playwrights Conference), and The End of it All (South Coast Repertory), Landl ...

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Lucy and the Conquest premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown MA in July 2006 under the direction of Suzanne Agins.

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