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I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures Summary
Alina Troyano

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I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures Summary

Plot Summary

"I, Carmelita Tropicana," by Alina Troyano, is a compilation of the plays, essays, and scripts written by Alina Troyano's "alter-ego," Carmelita Tropicana. In her performance art persona, Alina Troyano appears as Carmelita Tropicana, a Latina singer, dancer, actress, and comedienne. Common themes run throughout many of these works include women's rights, prejudice against minorities, especially Hispanics, and struggles for non-traditional performers to be accepted. The strength and ability of women is also a common thread throughout the collection.

In the first play, "Memories of the Revolution," the scenes and characters serve to recount Carmelita's experiences during and after the revolution in Cuba. The play begins in the year 1955, when Carmelita and her cohorts are attempting to assassinate the evil Captain Maldito who tortures citizens he illegally arrests. When they fail at assassinating Maldito, Carmelita and her friends escape to Miami where they begin a new life in America...

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