Even though U.S.-Cuba relations have soften, and Americans can now catch a quick flight to the island nation for sun and fun--the oppressive Castro regime still casts a shadow on the Cuban diaspora.
In YOLO’s first original production, writer/performer Nairoby Otero examines the struggle, hope, and the dignity of a Cuban family in ‘Til Sunday as part of the eighth annual Hollywood Fringe at Davidson/Valentini Theatre LA LGBT Center. ‘Til Sunday has also been seen at GableStage in Miami and was part of the 25th Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival.
Based on a true story that follows Claridad, a 14-year-old Cuban girl, through the span of 13 years leading up to the day of her “quinces” in 1985 New Orleans.
‘Til Sunday is based on the real-life struggles of Cuban families that came to the United States in the early 1970s seeking political asylum. With its cross-cultural storyline, the play tackles the very issues so prevalent in our national discourse. 'Til Sunday gives a glimpse of a family that defines what it means to be Cuban, what it means to be an immigrant, and, ultimately, what it means to be American.
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