Becoming Cuba

by Melinda Lopez • Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara

On the eve of the Spanish-American war, widowed Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when the rebellion comes home to Havana, Adela, a loyal Spaniard, is forced to choose between country and family. By turns funny and impassioned, Becoming Cuba asks if freedom is something we all want.

*Becoming Cuba was produced as part of the Huntington's 2013-2014 Season.

Featuring Diane Davis*, Sarah Nina Hayon*, Craig Mathers*, Maria-Christina Oliveras*, Jesse Perez*, Omar Robinson, Ariel Shafir*, and Libby McKnight.

In 2012, the Huntington launched the Summer Workshop, a two-week new work retreat culminating in public readings of the plays in development. The Workshop is modeled after the Sundance Theatre Lab and is an extension of the Huntington’s Playwriting Fellows program and Breaking Ground Reading Series. Huntington Director of New Work Lisa Timmel and Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland support the writers during the intensive, artist-driven development process, and the festival is produced by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O’Gara.


  • Sarah Nina HayonAdela
  • Libby McKnightReader

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