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Earthquake Chica

Play script


Playwright Anne García-Romero's play EARTHQUAKE CHICA, a comedic marriage-of-the-minds, was commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum's Latino Theater Initiative, produced Off-Broadway by the Summer Play Festival and also by Borderlands Theater and was a finalist in the Arizona Theater Company's National Latino Playwriting Contest.

Synopsis: Feisty, with a capital F, and frustrated, Esmeralda desperately wants out of her secretarial job. The escape act begins when, Sam, a shy literary accountant, asks her out. Amidst the poetry of Latin American and Spanish romantics and, well, mathematical equations, a comedic "marriage of the minds" ensues catapulting them out of their work-a-day lives and into an unforgettable lesson in how to love.

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