Fronteras Americanas 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.
Year Printed: 2015
First Produced: 1993 by the Tarragon Theatre, Toronto.
Running TIme: 100 minutes
Male Cast: 1