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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 her brother returns from the devastated countryside looking for medicine, and a charming American reporter stumbles into the shop, the rebellion comes home to Havana, and Adela, a loyal Spaniard, is forced to choose between country and family. By turns funny and impassioned, Becoming Cuba asks, is freedom something we all want? Playwright Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew) captures the potent contradictions of a fledgling nation on the verge of becoming itself.

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

Breaking Ground is the Huntington Theatre Company's reading series, a vital part of our new play development program. This series brings attention to the work of local playwrights and presents national writers into partnership with the Huntington. Over the last seven years, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally. Unless otherwise noted, admission to all Breaking Ground readings is FREE and open to the public.

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