An American Stage commissioned work by Jerry Montoya

As the country is on the verge of a World War, a pair of brothers toil planting date palms in the fertile soil of the California desert. Salvador dreams of owning land of his own, while Santiago dreams of seeing the world beyond the valley. When Santiago decides to enlist, Salvador vows to care for his brother’s love, Sophie. Heartbroken and alone, the two must find a way to care for the land, for themselves and for each other.  This is a story of a family that has tilled the fields of this country and fought its wars. It’s a story of faith, family, hope and love. This is a story of America.

Run Time: 85 Minutes

Advisory: This material is intended for ages 12 and up. There are some adult situations and language, and alcohol use.

Creative Team: 

Playwright: Jerry Montoya

Co-Directors: Jerry Montoya and Kristin Clippard

Production Coordinator: Rachel Harrison

Production Designer: Jerid Fox

Sound and Projection Designer: Benjamin Ismai

Actor and Choreographer: Diana Garle

Actor, Choreographer, Sound Engineer: Daniel Llaca

Costume Designer: Jill Castle

Join us for chatbacks after performances on Friday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 16. 

Diana Garle (Sophie Carillo, Liz Cavanaugh and more) has worked all over the United States as well as South America and Europe both on-screen and on-stage. Selected theatre credits include; THE GLASS PIANO (TheatreLab); THE HUMANS (GableStage); SHORTS ON SHIPS World Tour (City Theatre/ Azamara Club Cruises). Diana’s most recent film credits are Hallmark Channel’s TV Movie “LOVE IN THE SUN” and “A Post Card to Nina”. She would like to thank Kristin, Jerry, Rachel and everyone at American Stage for the opportunity and trust to bring this incredible story to life. Daniel, “You are my dream. You are my adventure.” It is an honor to share this with you, my love.
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Daniel Llaca (Salvador Ramirez, Santiago Ramirez and more) has worked in various facets of theater, both on and off the stage as an actor, stage manager, and director. Prior to the pandemic he’d been working on Aurin Squire’s A WONDERFUL WORLD at Miami New Drama, was last seen in the acclaimed THE AMPARO EXPERIENCE, and was set to perform in City Theatre’s (now postponed) SUMMER SHORTS at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Llaca has worked as a voice actor for various networks including NETFLIX, AMAZON, HULU and HBO. Now more than ever, he thanks his friends and family for the love and laughs as well as American Stage and his partner Diana, who is constant reminder of love and truth. @the_dalai_llaca

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