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Teatro El Público (Cuba)


The Public: Martinson Hall

Wednesday, January 10 - Sunday, January 14

Running Time: 1 Hour and 20 Minutes

Members and Partners: $20
Full: $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. 

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THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming.

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Directed by Carlos Díaz

Written by Rogelio Orizondo


Performed by Daysi Forcades, Clara González, Luis Manuel ÁlvarezRoberto Espinosa, and Linnet Hernández 


Set Design by Roberto Ramos

Lighting Design by Oscar Bastanzuri

Tour Manager and Supertitles Operator Alicia Hechavarría