the cubans

January 23 - February 16, 2020

World premiere. Written by Michael Leon. Directed by Victoria Collado.

Our mission of developing and presenting new work by Miami artists continues with the debut of the first play by Cuban-American playwright and actor Michael Leon. The Cubans turns the classic American family drama into a quintessential Miami story – a poignant, humorous exploration of the fraught generational dynamics and struggle for identity in a Cuban-American family. When Christy returns to Miami for a family celebration, she clashes with her overbearing mother Martica over her life choices and family expectations - until a life-shattering event forces them to confront their relationship. Directed by Victoria Collado, director of the immersive hit The Amparo Experience.

“An observant, funny, moving slice of Miami life”

-Christine Dolen, Miami Herald/Artburst Miami

 

“Buoyantly funny”

-Christine Dolen, Miami Herald/Artburst Miami

 

“The actors have brought a stage full of memorable characters to life”

-Christine Dolen, Miami Herald/Artburst Miami

 

“The Cubans marks the debut of a playwright with a voice worth experiencing”

-Christine Dolen, Miami Herald/Artburst Miami

 

“The exile experience and the omnipresence of Cuba itself invests every situation, every line with an extra frisson of complication and passion.”

-Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater on Stage

 

“Design elements are polished and intriguing”

-Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater on Stage

 

“The performances by the experienced ensemble are strong.”

-Marj O’Neill-Butler, Miamiartzine

THE CUBANS

By Michael Leon

 

SCENIC DESIGN / Christopher & Justin Swader

LIGHTING DESIGN / Yuki Nakase Link

SOUND DESIGN / Abigail Nover

COSTUME DESIGN / Caroline Spitzer

PROPS DESIGN / Jameelah Bailey

 

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER / Vanessa McCloskey

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER / Shannon Veguilla

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / Gabriel Bonilla

 

DIRECTION / Victoria Collado   

 

CAST

 

Ashley Alvarez* / Christy

Adriana Gaviria* / Vero

Rene Granado / Pepe

Andhy Mendez* / Ramoncito

Jezabel Montero* / Ana

James Puig* / Jesus

Ruben Rabasa / Manolo

Vivian Ruiz / Martica

Caleb Scott* / Eric/Anthony

Mia Avila / Additional voices

Bryan Blanco / Additional voices 

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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