Out of the Wings

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Ahí están los Tarahumaras (1993), José Triana


This is a short one-act play.


The play takes place in and around a ‘cemetery’ of broken furniture, useless objects and doll fragments. Him and Her wear nightclothes. At times, Him can hear strange sounds – laughs, bangs, psalm singing  – which Her does not hear. The lighting is subtly evocative of them being inside a fishbowl. This fishbowl impression becomes more marked at the end of the play, as the characters bang uselessly on the sides, desperate to be released.

Cast number
Minimum Maximum
1 male 1 male
1 female 1 female
2 (total) 2 (total)

  • ÉL
  • ELLA

Entry written by Gwynneth Dowling. Last updated on 5 September 2012.

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