Becoming Cuba 35 Below Pre-Show Meetup
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
Join us for a special pre-show meet-up before the 8pm performance of Becoming Cuba on Friday, April 4! Mingle with the Huntington staff and other 35 Below theatregoers including director M. Bevin O'Gara in the upstairs lobby of the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA before heading to show.
This event is open to all 35 Below patrons. Tickets to the performance must be purchased separately. Cash bar.
About Becoming Cuba
In 1897 Cuba on the eve of the Spanish-American War, spirited widow Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when the rebellion comes home to Havana, she must choose between loyalty to country or to family. By turns funny, steamy, and political, this powerful new drama from Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew) asks whether freedom is something we all want. Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O’Gara directs.
"Since I arrived at the Huntington, people have asked when we would stage another new play by Melinda Lopez. Becoming Cuba is exuberant, passionate, and well worth the wait. It’s an incredible way to kick off Melinda’s new position as the Huntington’s playwright-in-residence."— Peter DuBois
“Becoming Cuba takes me back to my favorite theatrical territory – mining big stories rooted in a shared history of the US and Cuba. I am thrilled to be returning to the Huntington, my artistic home, and I am especially excited to again work with Director M. Bevin O’Gara. Bevin understands my sensibility and my humor, and I trust her to wring the most and the best from my work. We are a terrific team.”— Melinda Lopez
Video shot, edited, and produced by Thom Dunn