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References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

REFERENCES TO SALVADOR DALI CALLBACKS

DALI---FRIDAY-CALLBACKS-.pdf

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Set in the desert of Barstow, California, where Gabriela, the wife of career soldier Benito, dives into a surreal fantasy world during her husband’s prolonged absences and imagines the mating rituals between a coyote and a cat.

CHARACTERS & SETTING

  • MOON, the moon in the sky,
  • GABRIELA’s friend (can double as BENITO)
  • COYOTE, a wild one
  • CAT, a fat one, GABRIELA’s pet
  • MARTIN, a Latino of fourteen, GABRIELA’s neighbor
  • GABRIELA, a Latina, late twenties, an Army housewife
  • BENITO, a Latino, early thirties, GABRIELA’s husband, a soldier

Time: Shortly after the Persian Gulf War Place: Barstow, California

A NOTE ON NUDITY & SEXUAL THEMES

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot deals heavily with themes of sex, intimacy, and lust; this is present in both the heavy adult language, as well as in the action of the play. All actors are required to read the script (including all stage directions) to confirm that they’re comfortable with both the language and make-believe action required to honor the script. The staging of physical moments will be handled with the uppermost care and sensitivity.

Note: this production of References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot WILL NOT honor the request for upper frontal nudity in the stage direction shown below. (GABRIELA looks at BENITO a long moment, watching him sleep. She comes downstage of him and sits cross-legged on the floor, facing upstage. She takes off her top, exposing herself to BENITO, who continues to sleep.)