VIRTUAL CLASSROOM SCRIPTS allow teachers to quickly and
easily get scripts in the hands of students. Immediately after purchase,
a standard PDF script is emailed to the purchaser, which can then be
distributed to students. In a matter of minutes, you
and your students will have scripts at your disposal.
On a hot afternoon in Austin, Texas, the widowed Catherine hires Arturo, a Cuban writer turned gardener, to tame her overgrown backyard. What begins as a cordial interaction between employer and employee quickly turns into a cautiously intimate encounter between two exiles freighted by pasts they cannot forget. Over the course of several hours Catherine and Arturo swap lies and tell stories. Laugh. Argue politics and music. Make Mojitos and get a little drunk. Fight and make up. And together -- warily, clumsily -- they begin to dance the oldest dance in the world.
- 110 - 120 minutes
- 1 f, 1 m
- Set: Act I: A backyard in Austin, Texas. Overgrown. Over the course of the act, the tall grass and weeds are cut.
Act II: Catherine's bedroom. A bed. A chair. A bedside table. The room is suggested rather than literally constructed. The Garden should remain visible and a presence, even inside.