Posted on December 15th, 2012

Cherry Lane Theatre Obie Award-Winning Mentor Project

Closed Reading of 'LAWNPEOPLE'
Written By: Natalia Naman
Mentored By: Eduardo Machado
Director:   Elena Araoz
Project Director:  Stephanie Ybarra

Cast 1 Reading: December 15, 2012

Cast 2 Reading:  
January 20, 2013 

Cast 1: Maria-Christina Oliveras, Juan Concado, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Bryan Clark, Irene Sofia Lucio

Cast 2:  Juan Concado, Emma Ramos, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keith Chappelle, Lillian Rodriguez

'Lawnpeople' tracks the journey of Solymar, an undocumented Mexican immigrant working as a housekeeper for a wealthy black Southern couple.  When Solymar’s mother is killed back home in Mexico as the result of gang violence, her pre-teen daughter is left across the border without family, while the odds of Solymar returning home to protect her daughter become increasingly unlikely. Meanwhile, the woman she works for becomes so emotionally involved in Solymar’s plight that her own marriage is threatened. Race, class, and the deepest matters of the heart are at odds in this play about love, ambition, and responsibility.

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