Theres an unwritten rule that only plays that have had a run in New York are awarded the Pulitzer. So when word hit that a Little Havana playwright with a story about Cuban cigar rollers was in the running, all of the haterade-sipping theater snobs considered it a long shot. Well, Nilo Cruz proved them wrong, becoming the first Hispanic to win a Pulitzer for his New Theatre production Anna in the Tropics. Since then, his work has traversed the country, but his heart remains right here in the magical subtropics. This week, he will debut his latest play, The Color of Desire, at Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. Taking place on the brink of change in 60s Havana, it follows an American businessman who hires a young Cuban actress to play the part of a woman he has loved and lost. Show some love for homegrown talent on opening night this Wednesday at 8. The Color of Desire runs through November 7.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Oct. 6. Continues through Nov. 7, 2010