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Floorshow: Doña Sol and Her Trained Dog

Edwin Sánchez

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Reality and fantasy collide as a son, just out of a mental institution, and his mother, a former hooker, now a fortune teller, battle for the truth regarding the death of a daughter who may never have existed.

Production Info

Cast: 8 total (4 female, 4 male)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“… ambitious. In its 90 minutes [FLOORSHOW] attempts to deal with a whole family’s worth of problems — and not just any family but a broken family headed by a prostitute, Doña Sol, who is forced to practice her trade at home within earshot of her young, impressionable children, one of whom has been severely handicapped since birth.” —Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader

About the Author


  • Edwin Sánchez

    Winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award for LA BELLA FAMILIA, recent productions include UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE and TRAFFICKING IN BROKEN HEARTS, both in Los Angeles as well as the world premiere of the romantic comedy I'LL TAKE ROMANCE at the Evolution Theatre in Ohio. Other productions include: DIOSA, produced by Hartford Stage after a successful workshop by New York Stage and Film, TRAFFICKING IN BROKEN HEARTS at the Bank Street Theater in New York, UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE at the Intar Theater in New York, for which he received the Princess Grace Playwriting Award in 1994, and BAREFOOT BOY WITH SHOES On at Primary Stages in New York. This play was selected by the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference to represent the National Playwrights Conference at the Schelykovo Playwrights Seminar in Russia; ICARUS produced by Fourth Unity, Actors Theater of Louisville as part of their Humana Festival, San Jose Rep and regionally throughout the U.S.; and TRAFFICKING IN BROKEN HEARTS, Atlantic Theater in New York, and productions in Brazil and Switzerland. He was also among the playwrights involved with Brave New World, an organization commemorating the events surrounding September 11th. Edwin is on the playwriting faculty at Primary Stages in New York City.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 2/1/1997
Pages 144
ISBN 9780881451290

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by Latino Chicago

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Floorshow: Doña Sol and Her Trained Dog is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC