2018 Season

King of Cuba

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written by Cristina García (based on her novel)
directed by Gary Graves
Jul 21–Aug 19

World Premiere #60: from the Central Works Writers Workshop

Two combative octogenarians: one in Cuba, a ruthless dictator, “El Comandante,” maintains an ineffectual grip on power while pretending that neither his crumbling nation nor his rapidly deteriorating health are headed for disaster. The other, in steamy Miami, irascible exile Goyo Herrera plots revenge, hell-bent on staying alive long enough to see the dictator to his grave.

García braids these parallel stories with consummate ease, demonstrating that the common ground between the vainglorious tyrant and the would-be assassin is not so narrow: Both are coming to terms with loves lost, people wronged, the unfamiliarity of a body in failing health, and the legacies they’ll soon enough be leaving behind. What will get El Comandante first—old age, or old Goyo?

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: $30-$35
(Advance sales by phone thru Brown Paper Tickets: 800.838.3006)

At the door: $35–15 sliding scale

Pay-what-you-can: preview performances and every Thursday, at the door as available

Information & subscriber reservations: 510.558.1381

Performance calendar

Thu Fri Sat Sun
July 19
8pm
Preview
PWYC
20
8pm
Preview
PWYC
21
8pm
Opening
22
5pm
Talkback
26
8pm
PWYC
27
8pm
28
8pm
29
5pm
Aug 2
8pm
PWYC
3
8pm
4
8pm
5
5pm
9
8pm
PWYC
10
8pm
11
8pm
12
5pm
Talkback
16
8pm
PWYC
17
8pm
18
8pm
19
5pm

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