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Real Women Have Curves
Written by Josefina Lopez
Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this is the outrageously funny story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. And while they work, hiding from the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service), they talk... about their husbands and lovers, their children, their dreams for the future. The story is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest among them. Just graduated from high school, Ana dreams of getting out of the barrio and going off to college and becoming a famous writer. Although she needs the money, Ana doesn't like working at the factory and has little respect for the coworkers, who make fun of her ambitions and what they consider her idealistic feminist philosophies. However, Ana keeps coming to her job and chronicling her experiences in a journal. As the summer unfolds, she slowly gains an understanding and appreciation of the work and the women, eventually writing an essay that wins her a journalism fellowship which will take her to New York City. This play, a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.
RECENT NEWS + PRESS
The El Paso Playhouse is excited to continue its 54th Season with their production of Frankenstein by Victor Gialanella.
Potential cast members will be asked to fill out an audition form and to read from the script. No advance preparation is necessary, reading materials will be provided at auditions.
“Frankenstein” has an ensemble cast with roles for 8 men, 3 women and 1 boy/girl. Director will consider all physical types and ethnicities for roles.
The show runs October 20 - November 5, 2017.
Set in nineteenth-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavory grave robbers, he give life to a creature both hideous and touching—and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.
First presented at the Loretto-Hilton Repertory Theatre, in St. Louis, and then lavishly re-mounted for its New York production, this classic thriller is offered here in the easier-to-stage pre-Broadway version. Blending thrills and shuddering horror with moments of touching sentiment and compelling philosophical insights, the play accomplishes the singular feat of being as moving and affecting as it is terrifying.
"No question, Gialenella's script caught the legendary excitement of the Frankenstein story." —Saturday Review.
"FRANKENSTEIN is more than a horror story…much more." —St. Louis Citizen. "…the most visually exciting stage presentation of the season." —The Hollywood Reporter.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Victor Frankenstein - A young scientist
Elizabeth Lavenza - His adopted "Cousin"
Alphonse Frankenstein - His Father
William Frankenstein - His Younger Brother
Henry Clerval -A Friend of Victor's
Lionel Mueller - The Local Magistrate
Frau Mueller - His Wife
Hans Metz - A Villager
Peter Schmidt - A Villager
DeLacey - A Blind Hermit
Justine Moritz -A Maidservant
Head shot and Resume preferred.
The audition will consist of cold readings.
1-2 min monologue either comedic or dramatic are welcomed.
July 30 & 31, 2017