This week the curtain is opening for another peek into the lives of Maria Elena Bartola and Juan Antonio Cabrillo. TAMING MARIA is the tale of two people whose lives have been entertwined since birth. The story takes place during the late 30's and 40's in an area of California steeped in the old world Spanish/Mexican traditions. Hardship, adventure and personal tragedy are companions as they go forward to meet their destiny.
In this scene, Maria has recovered from a life threatening injury. Her memory has not fully returned and she is trying to piece together the missing threads. Everyday a little more of her personality appears and she is tired of being babied. She confronts Juan about why he's hanging around.
She laughed. "So do you still want to marry me?"
"Yes, I do. I think maybe I need my head examined but you are the only one I ever thought about having share my life. I have been in love with you since we were five years old."
She laughed again. "So where's the ring?"
"You are still a spoiled brat that needs a good spanking," he told her. "I don't have the ring on me but I will produce it in good time."
"Don't wait too long or I may change my mind," she told him.
"If you change your mind, I will just have to haul you over my shoulder and take you to the nearest Justice of the Peace and everything else be damned."
Her laughter rang out as she walked away.
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