MISS CHIHUAHUA - Fun in Acapulco - Fanny

New York City, New York


Fanny has spent her whole life trying to please others. Forty years earlier, in her native Mexico, after being crowned Miss Chihuahua, she auditioned for an important role in an Elvis Presley movie, but was rejected for the “darkness” of her beauty. Fast forward to the present, Fanny is virtually penniless and living in a trailer home because of her third husband’s shopping addiction.  Fanny’s stepdaughter, Melanie, an investment banker living beyond her means in New York, tracks Fanny down and tries to enlist her financial assistance in a suspect, “get-rich-quick scheme.” Fanny almost sacrifices what little saving she has left to help, but thanks to a pair of blue suede shoes and the intervention of “The King” himself, neither Fanny nor Melanie have to resort to desperate measures in order to make their dreams of independence come true.


Time: Present                                 

Situation: Fanny tells her step-daughter about her disappointing experience with Elvis Presley a long time ago.

Subject Matter: Mexican Cinema, Elvis Presley, Prejudice, Racism

Note from Playwright: I heard a story about a Mexican actress who was rejected by Elvis as a co-star in his film "Fun In Acapulco" because of the color of her skin, and thought this was a great idea for a play.

Supplemental Information: To inquire about reading the full script ofMISS CHIHUAHUA, contact Alfonso directly at alfieram@gmail.com.

To watch the original trailer for the movie “Fun in Acapulco” with Elvis Presley go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7kMT1Ax24g


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    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
  • Character Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama
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    2 min or less
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  • Writer Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic
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