A modern adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, set in modern day Northern Mexico.
"El Nogalar provides a strikingly intimiate and welcoming bilingual context for examining social class in contemporary Mexico, paralleling the themes explores by Chekhov in The Cherry Orchard's Russia more than a century ago."The Austin Chronicle
"El Nogalar lives both in Chekhov's world and Saracho's world where class pressure and social turmoil threatens traditional families land and lifestyle in contemporary Mexico."Chicago Critic
"Marvelous! ... Tanya Saracho is a very detailed writer, and one who brings the Mexican flavor to her work as well as a look from the female perspective."Around the Town Chicago
El Nogalar Script
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Set in modern day Northern Mexico, the Galvan family, led by Matriarch Maite, have come back to their pecan orchard to reclaim their land after she has squandered away their money. In the time they were away, however, the Mexico they once knew has slowly been taken over by a drug war. Focusing on the relationships between sisters, and a mother and her daughters, will these women choose to adapt to the world around them or get left behind?