Out of the Wings

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La boda (c.1957), Virgilio Piñera


This is a three-act play.


Opening stage directions for Act One, translated by Kate Eaton:

‘The setting for the drama is a boudoir complete with dressing table, full length mirror and clothes rail with dresses and dress and

Boudoir, Audience left: Dressing table with stool, full length mirror, and rail with dresses, dress-boxes and hat-boxes piled up. Upstage door leading to the bathroom.

Audience right: sitting room area of boudoir.  Sofa, two armchairs, coffee-table with flowers, rug, marble mantelpiece.  It is nightime, present day (1957).’

Flora is wearing a wedding dress.  Other significant props during the first act are a bow, perfume bottles, a bra and a false set of teeth.

During the second act, candles are lit on the mantelpiece .  The general lighting for the stage is faded violet.

Cast number
Minimum Maximum
2 males 2 males
4 females 4 females
6 (total) 6 (total)







Entry written by Gwendolen Mackeith. Last updated on 18 June 2012.

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