HOTEL PUERTO VALLARTA, a dramatic work of legitimate theatre

[FULL LENGTH] The Hotel Puerto Vallarta is the second most popular drag resort in sunny Puerto Vallarta - which ain't saying much considering there's only two. Though it hasn't been remodeled by the fab five or any other interior designer since the early nineties, some would call its shabbiness chic. Still, others would call an Über to take them to a nicer hotel. That won't stop local drag...
[FULL LENGTH] The Hotel Puerto Vallarta is the second most popular drag resort in sunny Puerto Vallarta - which ain't saying much considering there's only two. Though it hasn't been remodeled by the fab five or any other interior designer since the early nineties, some would call its shabbiness chic. Still, others would call an Über to take them to a nicer hotel. That won't stop local drag has-been turned hotel manager, Connie Guisada from dreaming of one day being able to restore it to its former glory! So imagine how Connie and the other queens react when they find out their boss, Barbra Coa, has plans to sell to developers and leave them all unemployed. Can Connie prevent the sale of the Hotel Puerto Vallarta by the end of the business day or will she be turning tricks on Playa de los Muertos?
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HOTEL PUERTO VALLARTA, a dramatic work of legitimate theatre

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Apr. 2021
    A fabulous and heartfelt comedy that just sings as, through all the drama of the sale, there's a lot of love. Well done!
  • John Bavoso:
    7 Feb. 2021
    If Molière, The Golden Girls, and To Wong Fu had a drag daughter, it would be HOTEL PUERTO VALLARTA! Davila has crafted such fun, over-the-top characters, and the badinage absolutely sparkles on every page. Underneath the bawdy double-entendres are classic themes of love, jealousy, betrayal, and finding the thing that makes you feel (w)hole. A delightfully campy read that would be a blast for an exuberantly queer cast—highly recommended!
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    24 Jan. 2021
    A farce with not just a lot of heart, but with complex explorations of what love means. Love as a friend, as a mentor, as a daughter, as a lover, or as a partner, all get their time in this piece without ever feeling like they are the focus of it all. That is because David manages to embed these musings within a farcical romp that will have you laughing from start to finish.

Character Information

  • CARLOS (aka CONNIE GUISADA)
    Thirties/Forties,
    Mexican
    ,
    Male
    a washed-up, Latinx, drag queen. A Bianca del Rio type when it comes to attitude.
  • JUNE
    Early Twenties,
    Asian or Latinx
    ,
    gender non-conforming
    Asian or Latinx, non-binary, amateur drag queen. Has a hole where her brain should be.
  • SHANTE HOUSTON
    Thirties,
    African American/ Black
    ,
    Male
    African-American drag queen, ex-pat, and proud floozy. Never met a man she didn't lick - I mean like.
  • BERNARDO (aka BARBRA COA)
    Sixties/Seventies,
    Latinx / Indigenous / Mestizo / Mexican
    ,
    Male
    Aging Mexican Drag Queen. An old fashioned dandy man. An over the top drama queen in the great tradition of Nathan Lane and Leslie Jordan.
  • TERESA
    Thirties,
    Latinx / Indigenous / Mexican
    ,
    Male
    A radicalized Mexican anarchist drag queen and cocktail waitress. (Also plays Hotel Guest #4 and Naked Man #1 & #3)
  • GUS
    Forties/Fifties,
    Latinx / Mexican
    ,
    Male
    A sexy Mexican Daddy reminiscent of the Dos Equis guy. (Also plays Hotel Guest #2 & the Russian)
  • ALEX
    Thirty,
    Latinx / Mexican
    ,
    Male
    A rich-bitch Mexican twink. (Also plays Hotel Guests #1 & #3, and Naked Man #2)

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Variations Theatre Company
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    Latinx Playwrights Circle
    ,
    2021
  • Workshop
    ,
    Egg and Spoon Theatre
    ,
    2021

Awards

Selection
,
Egg and Spoon Incubator, Developmental Reading Series
,
Egg and Spoon Theatre Co
,
2021