Miss You Like Hell
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559365888Publication Date:
21 Feb 2019
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99
First Staged:
La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, 2016; Public Theater, New York, 2018.

Miss You Like Hell

By Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown

Paperback £14.99

A troubled teenager and her estranged mother - an undocumented Mexican immigrant on the verge of deportation - embark on a road trip and strive to mend their frayed relationship along the way.

Miss You Like Hell, a musical with a book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, is a story about the barriers and the bonds of family, while also addressing the complexities of immigration in today's America.

It was premiered in 2016 at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, then at the Public Theater in New York in 2018.

Press Quotes

'A fresh take on the American road story, filled with people and ideas we rarely get to see onstage… It offers two seriously rich roles for women, each with important things worth singing about… Miss You Like Hell is a powerful example of what musicals do best: explore the unprotected border where individual needs and social issues intermix'

New York Times

'Miss You Like Hell has a timely political edge, an ethnically diverse cast and a score by a singer-songwriter who knows how to rock. What's more, it's good - really good… Ms. McKeown's score heightens every emotion so skillfully that you'd think this was her third or fourth show instead of her theatrical debut… She's the real thing'

Wall Street Journal

'America, at this whiplash turn in its history, has to sort out what kind of country it wants to be. Miss You Like Hell makes a tender pitch for the endangered values of understanding and inclusiveness… By the end, it's hard not to be touched'

Los Angeles Times
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559365888Publication Date:
21 Feb 2019
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Quiara Alegría Hudes:

The Happiest Song Plays Last
Water by the Spoonful
Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue
Daphne's Dive

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