Tamales and Roses • short TYA

by Joanna H. Kraus

When a flower girl gets stage fright and can’t start the wedding procession, she’s convinced no one will forgive her. But her Hispanic family demonstrates their understanding and unceasing love. The 30-minute bi-lingual participation play, adds music and dancing and is geared to a K-2 audience, but can play for older children and families. It premiered at the Utah Valley University and toured area schools in 2018.


Play Details

  • 4W, 2M and one musician, either gender (+extras, if desired)
    • ANA LUISA –– the flower girl, frequently day dreams, shy with strangers, age 7.
      SYLVIA –– the extremely nervous bride-to-be, 21.
      ABUELITA (affectionate form) –– their doting grandmother, 60.
      MAMÁ –– their mother, organized, devoted to her family, 40.
      PAPÁ –– their father, proud, portly, age 44.
      EDUARDO –– the groom-to-be, considerate, age 24.
      WEDDING GUESTS (Volunteer Audience Members)
      MUSICIAN(S)/NARRATOR
  • Contemporary Hispanic Costumes
  • Simple setting
  • 30 minutes
  • Order #3190

PERUSAL MATERIALS


PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

    • Script in PDF format  — Order #3190a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



    • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3190d : $35




    • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3190e : $30




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Utah Valley University Noorda Theatre Center School Tour — 2019
  • California Stage Company, Sacramento — Staged Reading

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Tamales and Roses
a short play

by
Joanna H. Kraus

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Tamales and Roses is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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