Detained in the Desert & Other Plays by Josefina López
This is Volume 2 in The Essential Latino Plays Series and comes to us from one of the hardest working playwrights around: Josefina López. The book includes five plays: Detained in the Desert is a satirical look at the anti-immigrant laws that brings together two completely different people on opposite ends of the immigration debate through a karmic debt that must be paid. Trio Los Machos is a loving tribute to Latino men, their music and their contribution to the U.S. through the "Bracero Program". When Nature Calls is a call to women to own their inner voice that demands they take their rightful place in the world as defenders of mother earth and the sacred feminine. Boyle Heights explores what the American Dream means to a Mexican-American family and the women who must stop running away and come home to their true selves. Lola Goes to Roma is a comedy about a repressed mother-daughter relationship that is transformed over one unforgettable European vacation where secrets are uncovered.