Becoming Cuba Actors Forum
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
Meet the cast of Becoming Cuba and ask them your questions at the Actors Forum, following the Wednesday matinee performance.
About Becoming Cuba
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! Seating at select performances is limited, but seats are released every day for sale. Please call the Huntington Box Office at 617 266 0800 to learn about our Advanced Wait List and be upgraded to a seat automatically when it becomes available.
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.
Approximate run time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
"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