Welcome ladies gentlemen and fellow aficionados to what we lovingly call the fine arts.Presented to you in this book are four plays about Texans, written for Texans, by a fellow Texan, Edwin C. De La Rosa. Please excuse the overuse of the words us and we in this introduction for it is not delusions of grandeur; but it is a small sign that none of these four plays come from one simple mind, for you see each of these plays were formed from a collection of many minds. Likewise this collection of plays is written to the best of our abilities to appeal in an entertaining way to this great melting pot we call America. The mere word play has a meaning of an activity people engage in for mere entertainment or enjoyment. Therefore as a playwright, we feel that it is our duty to create a piece of literature in which the dialogue and the actions of our characters entertain and bring joy to the audience. Much like a book, a play also has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Fortunately, for us playwrights unlike a book a play is much open to interpretation. Be it by the demands of an artistic director or the performance of a truly gifted thespian a play maybe actually given new life and new meaning. To aid a little in a closer interpretation of these plays we have included a small preface to each story.