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Dog Lady and The Cuban Swimmer
THE STORIES: In DOG LADY, the setting is a barrio street in Los Angeles, where a young Hispanic woman is in training for a marathon sponsored by a local church. Egged on by a dogged suitor, she is unable to achieve her best until the local curandera, or faith healer, a loony old woman who lives amid a horde of dogs, endows her with magic powers--which enable her to run swiftly on all fours and easily out distance her fellow competitors. (2 men, 5 women.) THE CUBAN SWIMMER deals with another instance in which Hispanic-Americans use athletic skills to propel themselves into the mainstream of middle-class life. Here the action involves a young woman endurance swimmer who races from San Pedro to Catalina Island while her family follows her in a leaky boat. As they bicker and exhort her, she begins to weary and stray off course--until a spiritual and magical intervention reinvigorates her and she resolves to "dive into the Milky Way and wash my hands in the stars." (2 men, 3 women).
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|Cost: ||FEE: $50 per performance when produced together; $25 each when produced individually|
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|Publisher: ||Dramatists Play Service|
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