Launched in 1986, after Crockett and Tubbs put Miami on the pop culture map, the International Hispanic Theatre Festival celebrates the city's growing reputation as a hub between the Old and New worlds. "When we started, Miami was becoming the center," Sánchez recalls. "Europeans came through Miami to go to Latin America, and Latin Americans go through Miami to go to Europe."
Today, that port of convergence has become an international destination and host to what has become, thanks to Sánchez's vision and help from corporate and government sponsors, the premier Hispanic theater festival in the United States.
There's Filo al Fuego, a riveting portrayal of the world of professional boxing in 1960s Miami.
Fri., July 9, 8:30 p.m., 2010