Last Stop Ranchera-Staged Reading (1999)

This is a staged reading of a play-in-progress drawing from personal histories and memories triggered by the music and lyrics of rancheras. This series of eloquent monologues is expressed in three movements. “Once” is comprised of stories passed from people never known, now long gone. The movement “Jump” reveals observations of the family, revealed by little girls’ eyes. The third movement, “Forte,” presents reflections of who we are today.


Program

icon Last Stop Ranchara Staged Reading Program (771.45 kB)


Script

icon Last Stop Ranchara Staged Reading Script (239.48 kB)

Media

Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/83bk3m1b

Additional Info

  • Title: Last Stop Ranchera
  • Alternate Title: Staged Reading
  • Holdings: photo gallery, script, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:51:54
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Location: Performed at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Yolanda Aranda, Wilma Bonet, Jamie Lujan, Tessa Koning-Martinez, Selena Sue Navarro, Marléne Ramírez-Cancio, Monica Sánchez, Andrea Cristina Thome
  • Credits: Wilma Bonet, Director; Jamie Lujan, Producer; Yolanda Aranda & Enrique Coria, Music Director; Cherríe Moraga, Dramaturge; Yolanda Aranda, Wilma Bonet, Jamie Lujan, Tessa Koning-Martinez, Selena Sue Navarro, Marléne Ramírez-Cancio, Monica Sánchez and Andrea Cristina Thome, Authors