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Juanita’s Statue

Anne García-Romero
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In a Spanglish-speaking land, Juanita disguises herself as a man to escape the wrath of her lover Ignacio's father. Masquerading as a “new” Don Juan, she careens through the city and seduces Alejandra, a wealthy art collector, Tomás, a leather bar patron and Beatríz, an innocent, society bride, who all fall instantly in love with him/her. Juanita's romp soon lands her squarely at the feet of Don Juan himself as she struggles to find true love.

Production Info

Cast: 12 total (7 female, 5 male)
Full Length Comedy (about 75 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“The power of language creates worlds, realms and most importantly, relationships … that power is evident as Juanita, a young woman living in a Spanglish-speaking land, tries on a different persona in order to escape from her lover’s angry father and potential shame in her community.” —Elaine Noble, Nevada Today

“Throughout the play, ‘Don Juanita’ draws more and more attention to herself, attracting the love and care of a multitude of people along the way. The social aspects of the play are fascinating because Juanita basically tries to deconstruct what being a Don Juan is and strives to create a better version of him.” —Juan López, The Nevada Sagebrush

About the Author


  • Anne García-Romero

    Anne García-Romero's plays include EARTHQUAKE CHICA, DESERT LONGING, JUANITA'S STATUE, MARY DOMINGO, MARY PEABODY IN CUBA, NO MORE MAIDS, PROVENANCE, and SANTA CONCEPCIÓN. Her plays have been developed and produced most notably at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, The Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Goodman Theatre, Summer Play Festival (Off-Broadway), The Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Borderlands Theater, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Repertorio Español, the Kitchen Theatre, the Orchard Project, the New Harmony Project and South Coast Repertory. She has also written for Peninsula Films, Elysian Films and Disney Creative Entertainment. She's been a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis as well as a MacDowell Colony fellow. She has received commissions from the Denver Center Theatre Company, the NYSF/Public Theatre, South Coast Repertory and The Mark Taper Forum. She's an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. She's an alumna of New Dramatists and the Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit. She's currently a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 3/7/2013
Pages 60
ISBN 9780881455625

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:

World premiere at Nevada Repertory Company

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Juanita’s Statue is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


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