THE WATERMELON FACTORY - Connie

New York City, New York

PLAY DESCRIPTION

A young man suffering from AIDS is reunited in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, on Mother’s Day with the woman he believes gave him up for adoption at birth to the Catholic Church. The search for his mother is the only thing keeping him alive, but the woman was told thirty years earlier that her child was a stillborn female, so she refuses to cave into his desire to claim him as her son. Although they share too many commonalities for the man to believe her story and to accept her excuses, he ends up leaving her, still unsure whether or not she is his real mother.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: Connie struggles to explain to Gabriel, the young man who claims to be her son, how she was raped and impregnated by a priest, someone whom she trusted, when she was fifteen.

Subject Matter: Trust, Betrayal, Lost Innocence, Religion, Sexual Abuse, Unwanted Pregnancy, Forced Adoption, Catholic Church, Sadness

Note from Playwright: I wondered what might happen if an HIV-positive person were told, upon his diagnosis, by his parents that he was adopted, and what the search for, and eventual reunion, with his real mother would be like if she denied him, simply to keep him alive in the searching for his "real mother."

Supplemental Information: To inquire about reading the full script of THE WATERMELON FACTORY, contact Alfonso directly at alfieram@gmail.com.

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  • Source
    One-Act Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    LGBTPQQIA/Non-Binary
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic
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