The Hunchback of Seville

The Hunchback of Seville $13

Charise Castro Smith

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 5 Female

At the turn of the 16th century, Christopher Columbus has just returned from the New World with gold in his pockets and blood on his hands

Maxima Terriblé Segunda - the brilliant adopted sister of dying Queen Isabella - is living out her life locked away in a tower

That is until it is decided that the future of the country is in her nerdy, reclusive hands

In a bitingly funny and madcap take on Spanish history and colonialism, Maxima weaves her way through mountains of prejudice, politics, religion, and the horrors of history


"The Hunchback of Seville is like 16th-century Spanish history as written by Quentin Tarantino" ~ The Stranger

" an incredibly clever look at colonialism and religiona bawdy fun-festa fun, frothy romp that doesn't take itself too seriously, and isn't afraid of blue language and skewering history with some modern twists" ~

"The representative background event behind The Hunchback of Seville pulsing like a diseased heartbeat, is Spain's slaughter of millions of Arawak Indians at the turn of the 16th century. With that madness established as ordinary, the rest of this madcap play can proceed with logical absurdity, the excesses of imperialistic mindsets roaring forward full-throttle" ~ The Phoenix


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