Barrio Hollywood (English Version)

by  Elaine Romero

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

This play is published in a bilingual edition, if you are applying for licensing rights please state which version you wish to produce.

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Barrio Hollywood (English Version)

by  Elaine Romero

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    2m, 2f

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In Barrio Hollywood, a tense family drama, a young Mexican-American boxer dreams of fighting his way out of his family's economic plight in his barrio neighborhood. His sister, a passionate ballet folklorico dancer and dedicated cultural artist, dreams of owning her own dance studio to pass her Mexican traditions on to another generation. Their flamboyant mother dreams of taking her poker winnings and going on an extended vacation to the Canary Islands. The family's dreams are deferred when the young boxer sustains a brutal head injury in the boxing ring. As her brother's condition worsens, and as she falls unexpectedly in love with a white doctor from out-of-state, the dancer and her family learn how far they are willing to go in the name of love.

This play is published in a bilingual edition, if you are applying for licensing rights please state which version you wish to produce.

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: Kino Bay, Sonora, Mexico and Barrio Hollywood, and Tuscon, Arizona in 1999

Casting

2m, 2f

ALEX MORENO - a twenty-four year-old Latino boxer.
GRACIELA MORENO - Alex's older sister, a twenty-nine year-old ballet folklorico dancer.
AMA - their forty-eight year-old other, sometimes a little girl who never grew up, had a difficult time facing things.
MICHAEL - a white man in his early thirites, beautiful but doesn't know it, a medical resident.

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Elaine Romero

Elaine Romero’s plays (Barrio Hollywood, iCuranderas! Serpents of the Clouds, Walk into the Sea, Something Rare and Wonderful, Alicia, Undocumented, Secret Things, The Fat-Free Chicana and the Snow Cap Queen, ...

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