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Daughter Of A Cuban Revolutionary (CalArts Festival Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Being the ‘Daughter Of A Cuban Revolutionary’ comes, as you might expect, with some emotional baggage. Not only was Marissa Chibas’ father, Raul, a major figure in the Cuban revolution, but her uncle, Eduardo, was also a popular politician who shot himself on air as a protest against government corruption. I arrived expecting something plaintive and earnest, but instead was instantly won over by Chibas’ wry wit and energy. In this fascinating multimedia-laced piece of theatre, Chibas traces her compelling family history and slips on different characters so convincingly that you almost forget there’s only one woman standing on the stage. With a winning combination of stirring subject matter and an entertaining presentation style, this show is an enthralling experience.

Venue 13, 5 – 20 Aug (not 8, 15, 16), 4.00pm (5.00pm), £5.00 – £8.00, fpp254
tw rating 5/5