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Spic-O-Rama

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Spic-O-Rama

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
John Leguizamo
publisher:
Bantam
genre:
Comic Novels

We gave it an A-

A collection of monologues by the six members of a dysfunctional Hispanic family on the eve of one son’s marriage, Spic-O-Rama is taken from John Leguizamo’s successful recent one-man show of the same name. The characters ā€” Krazy Willie, a Desert Storm vet and the groom-to-be; 9-year-old Miggy; Raffi, who claims he is Laurence Olivier’s love child and sports a blond wig; wheelchair-bound Javier; Gladyz, their spandexed mother; and Felix, her philandering husband ā€” spend their time commenting on themselves and one another, and their voices, distinct and personal, have an edginess and a poignance all their own. It’s easy to see why the monologues made an effective play. What Leguizamo gives us is an effective new way of proving an old truth: All families are, indeed, crazy. A-

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