Cuban Refugee Drama Exiles at Hayworth Theatre
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. 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.