Raul has always reminded his family of el borracho—the drunk in the Mexican game of chance, lotería. In the final months of Raul’s life, his ex-wife Alma is forced to care for the man she thought she’d never have to see again, while his son David has secrets he’s longing to share.
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Tony Meneses was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Albuquerque (N.M.) and Dallas (Texas). His plays include Guadalupe in the Guest Room, The Women of Padilla, twenty50 and The Hombres. He’s an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Ars Nova Play Group, the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross, Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship and Youngblood. His works have previously been developed at the Lark Playwrights’ Week, the Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, the WildWind Performance Lab, the Denver Center New Play Summit and The Old Globe Powers New Voices Festival. He’s a two-time recipient of the Kennedy Center Latinx Playwriting Award, is published by Dramatists Play Service, and has been previously been commissioned by the Denver Center, Two River Theater and The Juilliard School; he is currently under commission from The Old Globe. Meneses is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, Iowa Playwrights Workshop and Juilliard.