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Running Time: 1 Hour and 20 Minutes
Members and Partners: $20Non-Members: $25 + fees
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Performed in Spanish with English supertitles
This performances contains nudity and newsreel depictions of violence
Photos by Lessy Montes de Oca
Havana’s leading provocateur in the underground counterculture of fashion, spectacle, cabaret, theater and drag confronts the tyrannical themes of Antigone with sharp humor and robust essentiality in this internationally acclaimed production direct from Teatro El Público.
Two myths collide in one epic explosion of poetry and heroics crafted by audacious director Carlos Díaz and inventive young playwright Rogelio Orizondo. Old and new figures from Cuba’s tumultuous history populate this brave work in which icons are reborn and others are abandoned — in particular, the myth of renowned poet José Martí, considered the founder of Cuban revolutionary thought.
Five highly physical performers join the echo of the Greek tragedy, embroidered with exotically absurd costumes which move poetically through a series of flashbacks, all set against a backdrop of archival news footage that connects the past with the present in unnerving and profound ways.
Teatro El Público
Since its founding, Teatro El Público, which operates out of Trianón Theater on Calle Linea, has premiered over 40 plays in the last 25 years and has become a Havana institution. From its inception in 1992, Teatro El Público has made itself known for its thematic daring, and the festive and sensual risk of their theatrical images in the Cuban cultural landscape. Critic and devotee at once of cultural myths with popular roots, Carlos Díaz, the company’s director, has put together a creation team that bets on the challenge of taking on with undeniable imagination topics that are key to today’s quotidian and transcendental life. El Público has found success during its many international tours throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States.
THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming.
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Directed by Carlos Díaz Alfonso
Written by Rogelio Orizondo
Performed by Luis Manuel Álvarez Charchabal, Roberto Espinosa Sebazco, Daysi Maria Forcades Aguilar, Linnet Hernández Valdes, and Clara Garcia
Set Design by Roberto Ramos Mori
Lighting Design by Oscar Ernesto Bastanzuri
Tour Manager and Supertitles Operator Alicia Hechavarria
The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.