I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures Topics for Discussion

Alina Troyano
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Why are Carmelita and her brother plotting to assassinate Captain Maldito? Why are they not successful in their attempt? What crime does Machito accuse Captain Maldito of?

Where do Carmelita, Marimacha and Lota flee to and how do they get there? When does Carmelita and her cohorts meet up with Maldito again? What is Maldito's profession in New York City and what position does he aspire to?

In the play, "Milk of Amnesia," what has Carmelita forgotten? What events spark recollections of her childhood? What may have caused her condition? What possibly caused the view of her homeland changed?

In the play, "Chicas 2000," why is there an emphasis on "lowlifes?" Why were Carmelita and the others arrested and sent to the Behavior Modification Unit? What does Carmelita infer may be causing non-Hispanics to fear the Latinos? According to Carmelita, in what ways were Latinos impacting the culture...

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