A Chorus Line

What do Puerto Ricans know about theatre

Paul San Marco

A Chorus Line

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An audition room, New York City, 1970s
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Monologue Context

Paul is a young Puerto Rican dancer from Spanish Harlem. He has been asked by the

Monologue Text

What do Puerto Ricans know about theatre? Now they have Channel Forty-Seven - but then they didn't have anything. But my father loved movies. And he'd take us all the time. He worked nights and he'd come home and take us to Forty-Second Street. And we'd come out of one movie and go to another and another movie - I don't know why - but I loved musicals...

Kirkwood, James & Nicholas Dante, A Chorus Line Applause Ltd., Acting Edition, p.99.

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