LYDIA
By Octavio Solis

Set against the backdrop of El Paso, TX in the early 1970s, a family of Mexican-Americans hires an undocumented immigrant, Lydia, as a maid to help care for their disabled daughter. She develops a special bond with most members of the family, exposing dark family secrets that end up unleashing the family's rage and shame. The play uses surprising plot twists and highly poetical language to explore scapegoating, family dynamics and intersected identities.

 

“Love is a big hurt. Even for fathers and brothers.” -Lydia.

 

 

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