Working on a project for his high school science class, Junior Rodrigues scans the night sky with his telescope, searching for comets and shooting stars, while his shy teenage neighbor, Olivia Pena, stands dutifully by, hoping that he will take notice of her. Meanwhile Junior's sister, Lilly, Olivia's classmate, wrestling with the sudden, sobering realization that she is pregnant, wonders how she will tell their harassed, overworked mother. Shielded from the harsh reality of the streets by her overprotective, old world grandparents, Olivia is as hopeful and naive as Lilly is brassy and disenchanted, but when Lilly goes into premature labor it is to Olivia she turns for help and forebearance. And, as the action of the play moves toward its affecting conclusion, it is punctuated and commented on by the street vendor, a seller of magic potions and charms who acts as a link between the old ways and the new, and whose presence edges the play towards a mystical level as those involved seek his help in finding a higher meaning in the stark, earthly events which confront them.
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|Play Type: ||Play|
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|Total Characters: ||7|
|Male Characters: ||3|
|Female Characters: ||4|
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|Cost: ||FEE: $50 per performance|
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|Publisher: ||Dramatists Play Service|
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