ESL

by Tom Smith

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About the Play

Drama. 45-55 minutes. 2 males, 2 females. Suitable for high school and older actors, and middle school or older audiences. 

Originally workshopped at Mayfield High School. Received its world premiere as part of Creede Repertory Theatre's Outreach program.

Synopsis

Trey has been doing poorly in his Spanish class, so his father has hired Ofelia to be his tutor. Ofelia's cousin, Jesús, has come from Juarez, Mexico, to live with her family. Although he understands some English, Jesús refuses to speak any. Throughout the course of many weeks, Trey slowly finds himself becoming attracted to Ofelia, despite his recent and rocky relationship with his girlfriend, Jackie. But when Trey confronts Ofelia about her cousin's lack of English, they must grapple with the issues of multiculturalism, Americanism, and language. And when a hate crime is committed against Jesús at school, everyone must examine their own feelings of racism in this bilingual drama.


Synopsis

Trey has been doing poorly in his Spanish class, so his father has hired Ofelia to be his tutor. Ofelia's cousin, Jesús, has come from Juarez, Mexico, to live with her family. Although he understands some English, Jesús refuses to speak any. Throughout the course of many weeks, Trey slowly finds himself becoming attracted to Ofelia, despite his recent and rocky relationship with his girlfriend, Jackie. But when Trey confronts Ofelia about her cousin's lack of English, they must grapple with the issues of multiculturalism, Americanism, and language. And when a hate crime is committed against Jesús at school, everyone must examine their own feelings of racism in this bilingual drama.

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