Pain of the Macho and Other Plays

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In the face of political correctness and the feminist movement, satirist Rick Najera dares to proclaim - tongue in cheek, of course - that machos are regular guys, too. In The Pain of the Macho Najera has assembled an ensemble cast of quintessential Latin Lovers or wannabes who pour out their souls in side-splitting monologs. But the zing in the punchline hits us when we realize that melodramatic, teary-eyed spiels lend sly insights into the dilemma faced not just by Latin men but all those who must exist at the ...
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In the face of political correctness and the feminist movement, satirist Rick Najera dares to proclaim - tongue in cheek, of course - that machos are regular guys, too. In The Pain of the Macho Najera has assembled an ensemble cast of quintessential Latin Lovers or wannabes who pour out their souls in side-splitting monologs. But the zing in the punchline hits us when we realize that melodramatic, teary-eyed spiels lend sly insights into the dilemma faced not just by Latin men but all those who must exist at the margins of two intersecting cultural spheres.
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In this debut collection, Najera proves himself to be one of the most exciting and talented Latino writers of his generation. Consisting of the title play, A Quiet Love, and Latinologues, which has been produced on Showtime's Latino Comedy Festival, the collection embodies self-deprecating humor, witty satire, and a deep empathy with the abuses and stereotypes Latinos have endured. In the title play, a collection of ten linked but separate monologs, Najera probes the multiple meanings of machismo through diverse characters, including a Beverly Hills busboy who is seduced by an attractive customer, Desi Arnaz speaking before the Miami Rotary Club, an outgoing Miss East L.A. who refuses to give up her crown, and Bufford Gomez, a conflicted INS agent. A Quiet Love, the one multicharactered play in the collection, is a treatment of Najera's own family. Latinos, Anglos, and everyone else will experience much of what binds us, and still distinguishes us, through these brilliantly realized characters. Variety has called Najera "one of the 50 Creatives to watch," and his collection belongs in every contemporary drama or multicultural literature collection.Robert W. Melton, Univ. of Kansas Libs., Lawrence
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  • ISBN-13: 9781558851900
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Latin-American Play Anthologies Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 151
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Pain of the Macho 7
Latinologues: Monologues of the Latin Experience 53
A Quiet Love 93
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