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Two young sisters living in Reagan-era Wisconsin create imaginary worlds to make sense of their Chilean parents' exile and troubled marriage. 8-year old Gaby escapes to a make-believe closetland, while Beny, 12, dreams of fighting fascists like their revolutionary Uncle Ignacio, whose arrival in their home inspires the sisters but exacerbates tensions between Mom and Dad. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking polar bears and even Nazis, the girls discover that sometimes you can't make adults face the truth, and even revolutions can betray you.

Cast Requirements

3 women (2 play children, 8 & 12 years old)
3 men

Set Description

Flexible set


Finalist, O'Neill Playwrights Conference (2011).


"Ambitious and often beautiful new play. With a script by Andrea Thome that’s both dreamlike and dramatic...The payoffs are abundant here; the excitements and confusions of youth are palpable." –The New York Times
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"Will revive your atrophied imagination." –Theatermania
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Production and Development History

INTAR Theatre, dir. José Zayas (May 2013). SALVAGE VANGUARD THEATER, Austin, dir. Jenny Larson (October 2013). TWO RIVER THEATER, NJ, dir. José Zayas (Feb-March 2014). 16th STREET THEATER, Chicago, dir. Ann FIlmer (April 2014). Upcoming: Mo'elelo Performing Arts, San Diego, CA (May 2016).
Workshops/Development: Two River Theater, Crossing Borders Festival (2012). Atlantic Theater Company, Latino Mixfest (2011). New Dramatists Playtime Lab, Terra Nova Groundreakers, Lark Play Development Center (all 2009). Initially developed in INTAR Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Lab (2007-8).