I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Alina Troyano
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Memories of the Revolution

• Reproduction of Carmelita's script.

• Act 1: Scene is set in 1940 Havana.

• Carmelita enters and talks about Cuba.

• Carmelita discusses the 1955 revolution.

• Carmelita and Machito are revolutionaries.

• Carmelita and Machito plan to assassinate the cruel and evil Maldito.

• Machito smuggles guns.

• Machito confronts Pingalito.

• Pingalito tells Carmelita that the mission has failed.

• "Operation Fry the Banana" is launched.

• Gunshots erupt.

• Machito is in jail.

• Maldito orders the Tropicana to be destroyed.

• Lota is introduced.

• Act II: Carmelita, Marichama and Lota escape.

• The Virgin Mary appears.

• Carmelita knows she will become a superstar.

• The refugees' boat arrives in Key West.

• Act III: Years later in New York City.

• Maldito arrives and plans to frame Carmelita.

• Maldito confesses to killing Machito's father.

• People mock Maldito.

• El Tuerto is introduced.

• Rosita tells Carmelita what had happened to her.

Milk of Amnesia

• Based on Carmelita's trip to Cuba in 1993.

• Writer...

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