Pilar's Brother
By Elana Gartner

In 1968, Julian’s mother has returned to Chile to care for his dying grandmother, leaving obedient Julian to juggle his temporary responsibility for his mentally-ill sister, his studies, his job and his American lifestyle: the one that his family knows about and the closeted gay and aspiring actor lifestyle that they don't. At this point in the play, Ramona has just told her niece and nephew that their grandmother has died.


Oh, si. Abuela is dying since I was little girl. When your mama and I small little girls, we did housework because Abuela is dying always. We not see our friends or primos because Abuela need us. Did your mama tell you Abuela not there when you born because she is dying? I say is good she finally be done with dying and move on to Dios. Let Him judge her now. But it is right we go to early mass and say prayers for her.

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