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La Chunga

The Woman of our Dreams

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    David Johnston (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Mario Vargas Llosa 

  • Author Notes

    A version of the original play by Mario Vargas Llosa.

  • Synopsis

    A loud-mouthed stud, and his beautiful, trusting girlfriend enter a sleazy bar on their way to the local cinema. The inscrutable Chunga serves their drinks, takes their money, says little but watches everything. Josefino is quickly caught up in a card game that spins out of control, and after a night of drunken brawling, during which he ransoms his girl to the proprietress for gambling money, she is never seen again.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Lituma Luke Hayden
Chunga Tessa Wojtczak
Josefino Stuart Sinclair Blyth
Mono Steven Duffy
Jose Chris Corrigan
Meche Jennifer Barry
Production Team  
Director Michael Scott (2)
Set Designer Stuart Marshall
Lighting Designer Michael Scott (2)
Costume Designer Synan O'Mahony
Music written and performed by Michael Scott (2)
Technical Stage Manager James C. McFetridge
Stage Manager Eibhlin de Barra
Deputy Stage Manager Simon Bird (1)
Deputy Stage Manager Simon Forbes
Assistant Technical Stage Manager Alan Henry
Assistant Stage Manager Anna O'Donovan
Set Construction Jim Carson
Wardrobe Supervisor Jeanette Parkes
Dialect Coach Brendan Gunn

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Mario Vargas Llosa c/o David Johnston

  • Email

    d.johnston@qub.ac.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and season brochure.