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A Summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American cardiac nurse Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Regla de Ocha and Santeria in the Diaspora, is the engine behind this supernatural mystery thriller. This African-evolved religion, with its magic, is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, betrayal, obsession, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this gripping, edgy, mystery/thriller.

Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bed-fellow, and an amorous co-worker, Negra battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while a restless spirit and the African gods seek justice...

Monday, May 17, 2010

"AWIT" TEASER: NEGRA ,TONY & CLINTON/BANG! BANG!

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This is the scene where "woman magnet" in the play, Tony Perez, sings the Joe Cuba oldie "Bang! Bang!"... "Cornbread, hog maws, and chitlins... Cornbread!" Since I wrote the play, of course it is a favorite of mine. Take a listen below. Enjoy!

NEGRA walks toward the phone. CLINTON stands
blocking her.

CLINTON
LIKE you said... It’s late. She’s probably asleep.
Don’t wake her!

NEGRA
Yeah... Guess you’re right. Well...?

CLINTON
OH! Here, the muffins...

NEGRA (TAKES THE BAG)
Ummm... Smells good. Thanks. Have a seat. TONY'll be
back in a minute!

CLINTON
So... Seems like you two are inseparable since he got
out of prison. Don’t come around much, but it seems
like whenever I see you, TONY’S not far behind.

NEGRA
That is more fiction than fact, CLINTON.
CLINTON begins to space out again.

NEGRA
Are you alright? CLINTON? Are you well?

CLINTON
Ah... SURE! I’m good, good... Oh, I get it you’re like
Florence Nightengale! Guess being a nurse and all makes
you overly concerned... Kinda parenoid, perhaps? (WEIRD
LAUGH)

NEGRA
I wouldn’t say that--

TONY walks in with two six packs.

TONY
ALL RIGHT! Ice cold cervezas! Here ya go! (HANDING A
BEER TO CLINTON) So man, what you been up to?

CLINTON
Ah, the usual. Doin’ some consulting for the
government. Gotta fly over to Kuwait to do some
environmental tests. Then--

TONY cuts off CLINTON's bragard ramblings.

TONY (TO NEGRA)
PUT ON SOME MUSIC! (TO CLINTON) Yeah, go on man!

A popular song plays in the background.

CLINTON
Oh. Then I’m going to be heading down to NASA to do an
independent assess--

TONY sings and hums to the music drowning out
CLINTON.

TONY
CORNBREAD, HOG MAWS AND CHITLINS, CORNBREAD!

NEGRA
TONY!

CLINTON
Ahem... I better be going. Hope MISS MILLIE enjoys the
muffins. I have to drive all the way back to the Island
tonight, anyway.

NEGRA
Why drive back tonight? Why don’t you stay downstairs
at your mother’s?

CLINTON
NO! I -I can’t- don’t like to stay... here...

NEGRA stands and sees CLINTON to the door.

NEGRA
Oh. Well, okay CLINTON. Take it easy. Get home safe.
(TO TONY) You know, you have the manners of a--

TONY
FUCK DAT GUY!

NEGRA shakes her head in disbelief. She then heads
into the bathroom. TONY sits in anticipation. Counting...

TONY
One-two-three... Oh shit...




Joe Cuba - Bang Bang - LMP .mp3
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