Fronteras Americanas 2nd Edition Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889227057
Pages: 80
Pub. Date: September 15 2012
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA013000

  • DRAMA / Canadian

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Fronteras Americanas 2nd Edition
[Second Edition]
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Fuelled by equal parts outrage, intelligence and wit, Fronteras Americanas re-creates one person’s struggle to construct a home between two cultures, while exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. This one-person play works through bold juxtapositions and satiric reference points: Simón Bolívar and Speedy Gonzales; Columbus and Fodor’s travel guides; Ricky Ricardo and the Latin Lover; ‘La Bamba’ and Placido Domingo; Carlos Fuentes and American made-for-TV drug-wars movies. Verdecchia twirls stereotypes and clichés, offers comparative histories, examines myths and mysticism, and provides lessons in language and dancing.

Cast of one man.

Winner 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Winner 1994 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

“Funny, fast-paced, smart, and provocative.”
Globe and Mail

“By turns funny and profound and often both at once.”
Toronto Star

“A witty and intelligently lively deconstruction of the Latin American experience.”
Books in Canada

“An intelligent, heartfelt take on the Latin American immigrant experience in North America.”
Globe and Mail