In a rich journey of language, image and ideas, Cuban-American Nilo Cruz explores family, faith, politics, and defiance in a story of stunning poetic power. The five mismatched relations of a makeshift Cuban family, including a mute thirteen year old boy, await the arrival of the Russian who will live with them as part of an international exchange program. Each character must struggle with his changing life, divided country and uncertain future, while working to fulfill the goals of Castro’s “Ten Million Tons of Sugar” harvest. Through an underpinning of sadness and loss, these vivid characters reveal in themselves a remarkable source of humor, healing, and strength.
Scenic Design Robert brill
Costume Design Anne Patterson
Lighting Design Allen Lee Hughes
Sound Design Stephen G. Smith
Production Manager Susan R. White
Stage Manager Janet M. Clark
Assistant Stage Manager Dana Williams