California Scenarios

California Scenarios
a collection of short plays about the history of Latinos in California
by Luis Alfaro, Rick Coca, Joann Farias, Anne Garcia-Romero, Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Octavio Solis

Productions (2)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 110 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m, 6 either (8-20 actors possible: 4-10 f, 4-10 m)
  • Set: Flexible.

California Scenarios
a collection of short plays about the history of Latinos in California
by Luis Alfaro, Rick Coca, Joann Farias, Anne Garcia-Romero, Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Octavio Solis

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Productions (2)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 110 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m, 6 either (8-20 actors possible: 4-10 f, 4-10 m)
  • Set: Flexible.

Rich in history, fantasy, triumph, and longing, this collection of short plays captures aspects of Latinos in California, from a group of women waiting in the night to be swept away by their bandit-boyfriend (Desert Longing or Las Aventureras by Anne Garcia-Romero), to a young monk who finds introspection in the form of a skeleton (The Seven Visions of Encarnacion by Octavio Solis). Inspired by Isamu Noguchi's sculpture garden "California Scenario," each play reveals a complex view of the California landscape as it has never been seen before. Read More

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99
NOTE: This book contains 6 plays. Each piece in this anthology can be licensed and performed separately.

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Rich in history, fantasy, triumph, and longing, this collection of short plays captures aspects of Latinos in California, from a group of women waiting in the night to be swept away by their bandit-boyfriend (Desert Longing or Las Aventureras by Anne Garcia-Romero), to a young monk who finds introspection in the form of a skeleton (The Seven Visions of Encarnacion by Octavio Solis). Inspired by Isamu Noguchi's sculpture garden "California Scenario," each play reveals a complex view of the California landscape as it has never been seen before.

To purchase this book of 6 plays, click "Order this play" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • Desert Longing or Las Aventureras by Anne Garcia-Romero
  • The Gardens of Aztlan by Luis Alfaro
  • The Hanging of Josefa by Rick Coca
  • Odysseus Cruz by Jose Cruz Gonzalez
  • The Seven Visions of Encarnacion by Octavio Solis
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back by Joann Farias

    Sheet music for "Desert Longing or Las Aventureras" is available; contact Playscripts for details.

    • Comedy/Drama
    • 90 - 110 minutes
    • 6 f, 3 m, 6 either (8-20 actors possible: 4-10 f, 4-10 m)
    • Set: Flexible.
  • Published Reviews

    "The collected work of five talented Hispanic playwrights is picking up where John Steinbeck's tales of outsider anguish and California woe left off...where Steinbeck's words painted dire portraits of migrants and immigrants leaden with social criticism, these playwrights display a common optimism for the next generation. Without waxing sentimental, each playlet ends with renewed vigor and promise of better days."

    Denise Martin, Orange County Register

    "It's an enchanting experience..."

    Don Shirley, Los Angeles Times

    "Called California Scenarios, the plays run the gamut from comedy to tragedy, by way of satire, myth and allegory...a hilarious spoof...a haunting mythological tale...a morality tale...and side-splitting satire."

    Shirle Gottlieb, Long Beach Press-Telegram

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    OCT 26, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
    Montclair High School
    Montclair, CA United States
    Montclair High School Montclair, CA United States
    JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2002
    South Coast Repertory
    Costa Mesa, CA United States
    South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa, CA United States
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    JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2002
    South Coast Repertory
    Costa Mesa, CA United States
    South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa, CA United States