Cuban Refugee Drama Exiles at Hayworth Theatre
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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I thought the script was just okay. It needs some work. The casting was a bit off. Two of the Cuban exiles, the father and daughter, sounded like they were from Sherman Oaks. That made the story lose its authenticity. If you're going to do a story about Cubans, characters should speak like they're from Cuba. The other actors were good, especially the gentlemen who played the captain and the commander with mental illnes.
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With complete understanding to what Cuban people and families went through, this production tells the story of a man and his son with conflicts with a brother in law and also ties in a lunatic - with interesting flashbacks - and a criminal. This...continued
By Carlos Lacámara
In the summer of 1980, Fidel Castro announced that he would allow Cubans living in The United States to retrieve their relatives from the island. However, when their boats arrived at Mariel, they were only allowed to take certain members of their families aboard and were required to take criminals and mental patients along with them back to the U.S.
Rolando and his son carry a convicted murderer, a raving lunatic and, worst of all, Rolando’s brother-in-law who had betrayed him to the Communists twenty-years before. When a storm leaves their tiny vessel helplessly adrift at sea, the tension escalates as the refugees find themselves in a desperate battle against the elements, each other and the demons of their past.