By Nilo Cruz
Directed by Georgina Escobar
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of last season’s stirring SOTTO VOCE comes the story of three refugees with a lust for freedom. Paralyzed by oppression, Julio, Inés and Pepe finally embark on the harrowing journey across the sea from Havana to Miami. The play’s magical realism is accented by whip-fast dialogue stinging with vitality, stitched with the Latin love of music and dance.
As part of Teatro Aurora, this show is performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
Just a Little Spice!
This show features smoking of herbal cigarettes
April 07–30, 2017
Thursday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:30pm
No Show on Easter Sunday, April 16
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About the Playwright
Nilo Cruz was born to Tina and Nilo Cruz, Sr. in Matanzas, Cuba. The family immigrated to the “Little Havana” in Miami, Florida in 1970 on a Freedom Flight, and eventually naturalised to the United States. His interest in theater began with acting and directing in the early 1980s. He studied theater first at Miami-Dade Community College, later moving to New York City, where Cruz studied under fellow Cuban María Irene Fornés. Fornés recommended Cruz to Paula Vogel who was teaching at Brown University where he would later receive his M.F.A. in 1994.
In 2001, he served as the playwright-in-residence for the New Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida, where he wrote Anna in the Tropics, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer and the Steinberg Award for Best New Play. A year later it received its Broadway premiere with Jimmy Smits in the lead role.
Some of the theatres that have developed and performed his works include New York’s Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Pasadena Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, The Alliance, New Theatre, Florida Stage and the Coconut Grove Playhouse. Cruz has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including two NEA/TCG National Theatre Artist Residency grants and a Rockefeller Foundation grant.
Cruz is an alumnus of New Dramatists, has taught playwriting at Brown University, the University of Iowa and at Yale University. He presently lives in New York City and Miami.
|Pepe||Juan Carlos Unzueta|
|Inés||Limara Meneses Jiménez|
|Producing Artistic Director||Anthony Rodriguez|
|Associate Producer||Ann-Carol Pence|
|Associate Artistic Director||Justin Anderson|
|Stage Manager/Directing Assistant||Bryan Montemayor|
|Set Designer||Blanca Aurora Forzán|
|Sound Designer||Andrew Cleveland|
|Lighting Designer||Ben Rawson|
|Costume Designer||Nicole Clockel|
|Props Designer||Cody Russell|
|Company Manager||Katie Pelkey|
|Production Manager||Daniel Pope|
|Associate Technical Director||Lauren Robinson|
|Scenic Painter||Sarah Thomson|
|Running Crew||Jenise Cook|