Luchadora! (Paperback)

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Full-Length Play
Drama

Cast: 7 to 12m., 6w., extras as desired, doubling possible.

Imagine the Chinese legend Hua Mulan set in the world of lucha libre—Mexican wrestling. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale about growing up in 1960s Texas. As her tale unfolds, Lupita's life as a teen tomboy comes alive—bike riding with her friends Leopold and Liesl, working at her father's flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father's place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father. Unit set, minimal staging.

Praise For…


"An absolute gem. … A beautiful story with an upbeat message for young people and their parents." —GMToday.com

"The most exciting father-daughter saga this side of the Pecos." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"One of the most moving and important productions likely to be seen in Milwaukee." —OnMilwaukee.com

"An engaging, lively piece that teaches while it entertains." —Shepherd Express

"Inspiring and relevant to young people." —HowlRound
Product Details
ISBN: 9781619590779
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Publication Date: January 6th, 2016