The custody battle was eight years ago; the road trip destination is two thousand miles across the country. The mother’s skin is brown, the daughter’s, white. So what if reality’s nipping at their heels? This reunited pair runs fast and furious from the men in their lives, hunting down valuable antiques, following arctic explorers, and getting lost in Wyoming’s wilderness.

Cast Requirements

2 women
2 men


Dramatists Play Service


“A heartbreaking pilgrimage of discovery and confrontation… Hudes is a writer of astonishing lyricism and intellectual rigor.”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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“Charming, spunky, and ultimately heart-rending... The car trip from Paoli, Pa., to Yellowstone Park is transforming and restorative.”
-The New York Times

“Irresistible family drama... The play's greatest triumph is Beatriz... Frantic, foolish and unapologetically direct, Beatriz is one of the most original and refreshing matriarchs to come to any stage in a long, long time.”
-The Denver Post

Production and Development History

Commissioned: South Coast Repertory.

Workshop: Signature Theatre. “Rolling”

World Premiere: Alliance Theatre, Atlanta; Curious Theatre, Denver; New Theatre, Coral Gables.