Eduardo Machado’s painfully funny slice of Cuban-American life in the suburbs is a cross between a Hispanic soap opera and an ethnic comedy with political overtones. This deft play can turn serious or silly in an instant and you’ll need a scorecard to keep track of the cascading and frequently arboreous calamities. A Teatro Vista co-production.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Mehnlehseh Boayue as Mimi
Noe Cuellar as Osvaldo
Marilyn Dodds Frank as Sonia
Sabrina duKavan as Lizette
Gustavo Mellado as Alfredo
Maricela Ochoa as Miriam
John Carlos Seda as Manuela
Edward F. Torres as Oscar
Directed by Henry Godinez. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Chicago in March of 1996.
“A rich play with an undertow of sorrow and rushes of anger and humor…Its young author has a strong comic voice and a passion to examine the meaning of people history.” — New York Times